Training & Tactics Talk: Safe Operations with Limited Staffing

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Host Doug Cline talks with Capt. Aaron Colette about effective fireground operations with limited staffing. 

Capt. Colette is a 16-year veteran with the Burlington, VT, Fire Department and a volunteer firefighter in Vergennes. He's an instructor at the Vermont fire academy on firefighting and technical rescue topics. 

The two tackle the the reality of today's fireground, whether it's a career or volunteer fire department. Whether it's five volunteer firefighters getting the first line on a fire or six career firefighters performing suppression and life safety operations, a number of tasks must be completed. 

Listen as they chat about the strategic building of alarm assignments, risk assessements for lengthy responses, the dynamic fireground and other factors that are impacted by changing response times.