Strategy & Tactics Magazine Articles

  • High-Rise Firefighting Strategies - Part 3

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • January 31st, 1999

  • Class A Foam Applications

    Rod Carringer offers an in-depth analysis of the benefits of foam applications as part of a fire-suppression strategy.

    Article • December 31st, 1998

  • High-Rise Firefighting - Part 2

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • November 30th, 1998

  • Using Specialized Appliances, Applicators & Distributors

    Advances in hose and nozzle design, coupled with improvements in self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and protective clothing, have allowed the aggressive interior handline attack to succeed in situations where it would have failed in our fathers...

    Article • October 31st, 1998

  • High-Rise Firefighting - Part 2

    High-rise fires have proven to be very deadly. Fires that caused large losses of life include: March 26, 1911 - Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire in New York City (146 dead). June 5, 1946 - Hotel LaSalle fire in Chicago (61 dead). Dec. 7...

    Article • October 1st, 1998

  • Conducting A Proper Size-Up

    Michael M. Dugan explores what a size-up is and how it should be done in order to avoid making potentially fatal mistakes.

    Article • August 1st, 1998

  • Forcible Entry: Conducting The Size-Up

    Robert Morris sizes up the most effective methods of forcible entry at secured buildings in emergency and non-emergency situations.

    Article • July 1st, 1998

  • Pre-Incident Planning

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • Fireground Communications At Major Fires & Emergencies

    One important leadership trait a fireground commander must have is the ability to communicate. Fire-ground communications involves sending and receiving radio messages, as well as interpreting information upon which you make decisions. Photo...

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • High-Rise Firefighting - "Plan B"

    High-rise fires have plagued this nation's firefighters for nearly a century. Previously, high-rise fires most often occurred in large metropolitan areas, which usually had large firefighting forces. Most high-rise fires were relatively easily contained...

    Article • May 1st, 1998

  • Locating A Fire In A Commercial Building

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • November 30th, 1997

  • Rapid InterventionTechniques

    Some of the most important steps that can be taken to prepare a members of rapid intervention team (RIT) for the tasks they may have to perform are to establish standardized tool assignments and practice common removal techniques. While the vast array...

    Article • October 31st, 1997

  • Hoseline Placement At Structural Fires

    When and where a fireground commander orders the first attack hoseline to be stretched is a critical decision at a building fire. Most structural fires are extinguished by the first hoseline. If the first hoseline stretched is sent to the right...

    Article • August 1st, 1997

  • Fighting Fires In Garden Apartments

    By request of the author, this article is not available online

    Article • August 1st, 1997

  • The Deckpipe Nozzle

    Almost all engine company apparatus are equipped with some type of master stream device. These appliances are used to quickly deliver large volumes of water in short order from the position the pumper has taken near the building. Some of these...

    Article • August 1st, 1997