• Never Put The Can Ahead of The Nozzle

    September 17, 2020 by

    Ray McCormack Many departments are finally discovering what the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has know for decades: that the can is a useful, first-strike extinguishment tool. Even the term “Can” comes from FDNY. The pressurized water extinguisher is carried by a firefighter as part of their assigned tool compliment. While it may enter… Read more

  • Hallway Inclusion

    September 9, 2020 by

    Ray McCormack When we enter a hallway through a door or stairway landing, we evaluate that space. Smoke contamination is common and will vary in saturation. When heat is detected in the space three situations are possible: We have a fire in the hallway. We have a fire in a space and the door to… Read more

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