Are We Defeating the Enemy?

The U.S. military is our nation’s most elite group of individuals. They have led our nation to victory in many battles. I do believe, however, none of these victories have come without a precise and thought-out method of attack. Many hours are spent...


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Jason Sowders

Captain/EMT

Bowling Green Fire Dept.

Bowling Green, KY

The writer is a 13-year veteran with the department, company commander and captain of training. He has served as a Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Fire Service Instructor, State Fire Instructor, Incident Safety Officer and Hazmat Technician.

(References: Dr. Vytenis Babrauskas, Fire Science and Technology Inc., “Heat Release Rate: A Brief Primer”; Andrew A. Fredericks, “Return of the Solid Stream,” Fire Engineering, and “Methods of Structure Fire Attack,” “Fires Are More Dangerous Today,” “Handline Selection” and “Stretching the Initial Attack Line,” firenuggets.com; David Fornell, Fire Stream Management Handbook; and Dave McGrail, “Operations in High-Rise Buildings.”)