Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

William Brandon Lewis's Blog (2)

Searching for Something

On the topic of fire ground searches, I often hear a gross amount of misinformation and fear speak. This normally perks my ears and readies my mind for a conversation of great importance to me. After the talk, which usually turns into an argument that ends with “Well you just have to do what I tell you to”, I find myself thinking. Why should I have to convince firefighters to do a search? This topic of search culture usually leaves me searching for something else. Some of my associates think…


Added by William Brandon Lewis on December 20, 2017 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

The Vacant Mindset

               Abandoned structures are a part of almost every community in this country. But abandoned and vacant are two very different things. If you work in any urban, and most metro areas, you have more than likely heard something similar to this statement on your radio. “Fire reported in a vacant house.” To some firefighters, like me, this statement means absolutely nothing. I step off the truck with the mindset that every tenable space within that…


Added by William Brandon Lewis on November 9, 2017 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives


Policy Page


The login above DOES NOT provide access to Fire Engineering magazine archives. Please go here for our archives.


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2022   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service