Attack from the Burned Side

Sean Gray

Attack from the Burned Side

There are many different tactics for attacking structure fires. For years the fire service has been preaching to Attack from the Unburned Side. This isn't always the best tactic. The fireground is evolving more than ever before and with the use of research to enhance our procedures this class will show different tasks and tactics that can be used to extinguish fires as quickly as possible from any geographical position on the fireground. Using case studies paired with practical experience this class will examine this particular fallacy along with others that have led to firefighters being injured and killed across the country due to water not getting on the base of the fire. This class is against the grain of traditional firefighting, and has an innovative approach at fighting the fires that we face today. This 2 hour presentation will also take a detailed look into the current UL-FSRI Fire Attack and Coordinated Attack research from the inside perspective of an FSRI Advisory Board Member. Interior and Exterior Fire Attack will be discussed at length and students will be given an inside look into the future of UL-FSRI research into these topics and the importance of them for fireground success.