Tag Archives: Engine Company Operations

THE LOSS OF SKILL By: Ray McCormack

THE LOSS OF SKILL-By Ray McCormack Many in today’s fire service feel that there is resistance to change in regard to extinguishment techniques and other tactics, and they are correct. While resistance is what is felt, the reality is that changes need to be peer-reviewed–not just by a select few, but by departments, as well. Resistance toward change is one ...

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Breaking down S.L.I.C.E.R.S for the street smart fire officer

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S.L.I.C.E.R.S. Breaking down S.L.I.C.E.R.S for the street smart fire officer By: Deputy Chief Kevin D. Schulz What is S.L.I.C.E.R.S? Let’s start with the fact that it’s an acronym. The definition of S.L.I.C.E.R.S. is a fire attack tactic used to reduce temperatures inside a building prior to entry by firefighting personnel for extinguishment or rescue. This is not meant to be ...

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