Using a fan during a fire attack. This has been a big controversy at our department. I have done a lot of research on PPA. If done correctly, it would allow engine companies to make a quick attack or rescue without having to wait for a h*** to be cut. It would lessen the chance of flashovers and increase the chance of victim survivability. Don't get me wrong, nothing is better than a well place vertical cut, but we all know that it can take a while for the 2nd,3rd or 4th due engine/truck to get up and cut it effectively. I have used PPA once and it worked great. I wanted to get some feedback on any departments that use PPA and how did you get your department to fully support it. Bottom line is that I want our engine companies to be as safe and efficient as possible.