Basement Fire Tactics Roundtable at Firehouse Expo


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This group of firefighters and officers from along the East Coast look at the common and hidden dangers found at basement fires.

Captain Russell Merrick talks with Lt. Michael Daley, Monroe Township, NJ;  Capt. Dave Fornell, Casstown, OH; Lt. John Lewis, Passaic, NJ, Chief Robert Moran, Englewood, NJ; and Nick Martin, Washington, DC.

The panel discusses the need for a complete size-up that and the hazards of basement fires. They talk about the tactics and incident command considerations for both residential and commercial basement fires including hoseline placement, ventilation and life safety.

Listen as these veterans shares their lessons with that is considered to be one of the most dangerous fire situations from coast to coast. They also explore line of duty deaths that occured at basement fires.

This podcast was recorded at Firehouse Expo in July.

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