Initial Command: Success in the First Few Minutes of the Firefight


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This podcast from Firehouse World looked at the role of the initial incident commander at structure fires and how it impacts the outcome of the response.

Deputy Chief Ed Hadfield talks with Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros, Sacramento Metro Fire District; Capt. Wes Kitchel, Santa Rosa, CA; Capt. Tim Linke, Lincoln, NE and Lt. Todd Wernet, Seattle.

They discuss the importance of a well-established command structure that's also versatile to the department's needs. From the evolution of FIRESCOPE to the fire triangle of incident command, these veteran fire officers share their perspectives for large and small department who often use regional responses on fire alarms.

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This podcast was recorded at Firehouse World in March.

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