Training & Tactics Talk: Searching in the Modern Environment


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Douglas Cline talks with Ryan Pennington about the challenges facing firefighters performing searches in today's environment. Pennington is a firefighter/paramedic with the Charleston, WV, Fire Department and a Firehouse.com Contributing Editor.

The two look at the myriad of problems facing firefighters who conduct the search for life at structure fires and discuss the recent number of fires where crews were caught in flashovers. They compare the environments found in dwellings versus those in commercial buildings.

Listen as they discuss how resources and staffing effect searches. They also examine the tools and technology that is available to assist firefighters with searches.

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