S.C. Study May Change The Way Firefighters Do Business

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are spear-heading the project studying the effects of firefighting techniques with the help of career and volunteer firefighters.

“Getting water on the fire first to reduce the interior temperature was one of the changes I saw. Getting firefighters to do that instead of busting in through the front door would be one change in culture that needs to take place. He showed the research behind the tactic…”

The woman who travels across the country speaking about firefighter safety said she hopes fire officials not only read and see the research but translate it into the way they do the business.

“I hope they look at the findings with an open mind. They have to realize it’s time to change. It’s time to get away from ‘that’s the way it’s always been done’ attitude.”