Warehouse Fires: An Easy Checklist For An Offensive Operation

Robert C. Drennen provides a systematic approach to mounting an offensive attack on a fire in a warehouse-type structure.


Editor’s note: Warehouse fires are common across the country. This story was written before the Worcester, MA, fire; it is not being included here to upstage Worcester or any other fire, but to educate our readers as to the problems and hazards associated with these serious types of...


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By identifying these critical factors early, a fireground commander can quickly determine whether an offensive operation in a mill, factory or warehouse has a chance for success. Firefighter safety and accountability are crucial for your success.