Conducting Large Area Searches

Searching large open areas is not just a task for urban firefighters. With the number of large homes, big box stores and other large structures being constructed in suburban and rural America, any department could be assigned to search for fire and life under adverse conditions. This is a low frequency/high risk operation on the fireground that poses a great risk to the firefighters involved. This webcast will illustrate the risks and hazards that crews can encounter during the search for victims. Captain Dugan will explore how long crews can operate, search methods and explain who is responsible for tracking conducting large area search operations. Is your crew prepared for the next call?