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6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan

Pre-plans for fire emergencies must be continually edited and updated.

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Poor Water Supply Is Not An Acceptable Risk

Do not accept low-pressure hydrants and stop-gap measures.

Pre-Fire Planning for Ultra-Compact Storage

Technical pre-planning helps firefighters achieve a positive outcome.

Only Laziness Lasts Forever

As technological advancements have emerged to make our fire world safer and lower risk to manage emergency incidents, it’s easy to numb our human senses that tell us danger is near.

Fire Department Water Connections Revisited

In the case of sprinkler systems guidelines are provided by NFPA 13 which is the standard that governs automatic sprinklers and intends that fire department connections are to supplement the water supply.

Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Whoever plans for potential disasters considers the most severe possible outcome that can reasonably be projected. Unfortunately, the word "reasonably" cannot be applied to Harvey.

'I Told You So,' Again

The biggest precaution for firefighters to take is recognizing that an EFIS system is in use and pre-plan if there is a chance for it to become involved with a fire.

Pre-Plan for Your Extinguishing System

This article discusses some of the basics and what to expect when responding to buildings or equipment protected by systems that firefighters will more commonly encounter.

Protecting Data From Those Who Would Misuse It

The capability brought by technology comes at a price and sometimes that price is a bit steep.

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Training for an Alabama Refinery's ERT

Ownership may change but the challenges remain the same.