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Joseph Pronesti's Blog – November 2014 Archive (4)

Oriented Vent, Enter, Isolate, Search is a viable option given today's fire environment and heat release data

It appears and rightfully so, that there is an increase in "chatter" about the utilization on the fire ground for VEIS (Vent, ,Enter, Isolate, and Search) training. A few years back I wrote an article for Fire Engineering on utilizing what some call the 'Oriented Man" V.E.I.S. this tactic utilizes two members one with a thermal imager to conduct the operation. the two member approach in my opinion helps calm any naysayers who state that this tactic is far too danger and is only for the "big…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on November 21, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Fire in an occupied dwelling back in time, water on the fire was the same whether in 2006 or 2014

At a recent class I attended the instructor  speaking on the merits of studying today’s fire behavior and tactics exhibited a piece of paper with one sentence written on it, the words scribbled by a great fire service leader said, “Quick water is the…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Want To Play Extric Jenga ?"

It's time to play inside, at least in my neck of the woods in Northern Ohio. The cold/snowy weather is upon us and unless you want to sit in the fire house all day it can be a challenge to keep your members fresh and well prepared. So why not a "game night or day".

The following game described below I call…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on November 9, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Are You Ready For The Balloon Frame Fire??

One of the ways I mentally prepare and train as an incident commander is to review major working fires around the country, this past Sunday while reviewing the day’s prior events I read about a terrible tragedy that occurred in Portland, Maine where five victims perished in a fire in a large two story duplex apartment house. I researched the photos and listened to the fire department audio from the scene and based on these I am assuming…


Added by Joseph Pronesti on November 3, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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