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MFA #2 - STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING FOR DUMMIES: With apologies to Eddie Buchanan and the ISFSI

Despite the irreverent title of this blog entry, I'm a fan of SLICE-RS, the acronym for a step-wise approach to controlling structure fires (See MFA #1 - Unlearning).  This synthesis of fire dynamics research findings and tactics, developed through the efforts of dedicated scientists and innovative fire service professionals, has rendered the process of structural firefighting easier, safer, and more efficient.  And, If you're like most of the firefighters with whom I've discussed these new…


Added by Mark J. Cotter on July 1, 2015 at 9:37am — No Comments

MODERN FIRE ATTACK (MFA) #1 - UNLEARNING: Coming to Terms With the New Firefighting Paradigm

MFA 1 - Unlearning

Coming to Terms with the New Firefighting Paradigm

The process of firefighting has become a lot easier.  Except, that is, for many of us who are already firefighters.  The virtual explosion in the amount, detail, and practicality of fire service research in recent years has provided information that is both priceless and shocking regarding the effects of our tactics, resulting in a significant shift in the recommended methods for incident control. …


Added by Mark J. Cotter on June 10, 2015 at 10:44am — 2 Comments

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