To access the remainder of this piece of premium content, you must be registered with Firehouse. Already have an account? Login
Register in seconds by connecting with your preferred Social Network.
Complete the registration form.
4. Master-stream use. Once master streams are employed at a structural fire, two things are almost certain – the building is lost and the degree of danger around the perimeter of the building rises dramatically. Master streams can knock down walls and send bricks and debris flying hundreds of feet. Firefighters must be kept out of these hazard areas while the streams are in use.
These are just a few of the many reasons a safety officer is not a luxury, but a mandatory part of the incident command team at structural fires. n