Firefighter Training Webcast: Attack from the Burned Side


As the fire service continues to evolve, new firefighting techniques come into play, some of which may question longstanding beliefs. One such case is new age confidence in attacking a fire from the burned side.

For years, firefighter training and operations have focused on attacking a fire from the unburned side. But this may not always be the most effective strategy. Scientific findings are helping firefighters advance their techniques and change some procedures to be more successful.

On Thursday, Feb. 12, Fire Engineering will conduct a live and free webcast at 10 a.m. (PST) that will present different tasks and tactics for extinguishing fires that originate on the exterior and extend into the attic.

Sean Gray, a lieutenant with Cobb County (Ga.) Fire and Emergency Services will use case studies and practical experience while discussing fallacies that have led to firefighter injuries and deaths.

Please click here to register for the webcast.

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