Category Archives: Rescue
Survivor

On the recommendation of a friend, I read Lawrence Gonzales’ book Deep Survival: Who lives, who dies, and why*. The…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Three

For several posts now, I have discussed the need for aggressive deployment of our ground ladders. Ground ladder usage often…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part Two

Our ladders are being left in their cradles on our engines and trucks. This is even the case on fire…

Proactive Ladder Usage- Part One

Regardless of which side you fall on in the debate of truckie vs. engine firefighter, it should be noted that…

Orienting Better Searches

The performance of a rapid, efficient search is vital on any fire where interior operations are taking place. This is,…

Escape- A Quick Guide to Self-Survival

Self-survival is one of the many topics in our profession that cannot be glanced over. Though most of us will never be caught…