Chief Wylie uses this tire warehouse fire to illustrate the importance of early risk analysis that errs on the side of caution. If there's any doubt about entering a building with nothing worth saving, stay out. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Brown, yellowish oxygen-deprived smoke is your first clue the fire conditions are about to enter the rare, but deadly phenomenon of backdraft. Venting high and early are keys to preventing it. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Chief Wylie looks at conditions such as smoke color, amount of fire and burn time at this residential fire where one firefighter was trapped and several victims rescued. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Knowing where oil is stored and getting in the defensive mindset when the tone drops are key to safely attacking these nasty fires. And explore the reimbursement options when one does go up. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.
Reading smoke and fire conditions, especially when searching for a victim without an attack line, and assessing the likelihood of victim tenability are key to firefighter safety. Sponsored by Globe Turnout Gear.