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Mark J. Cotter's Blog – November 2015 Archive (2)

MFA #16: The Rescue Imperative - How to save a life

Some critics of the SLICE-RS approach point to what they see as its lack of emphasis on rescue, as well as its perceived over-emphasis on firefighter safety to the detriment of civilian victims.  Initial drafts of my enthusiastic arguments to the contrary consisted of a comprehensive review of the entire process of search and rescue, including rationales, priorities, methods, and a myriad of other considerations.  My treatise on this topic was beginning to approach the size of a decent…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on November 24, 2015 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Fighting the Good Fight - Promoting Residential Sprinklers

In case any of you have missed my preaching on the benefits to the fire service of Modern Fire Attack (MFA) knowledge and methods over the past few weeks, my excuse is that my writing efforts have instead lately been directed toward fire safety in my own community.

The State of…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on November 14, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

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