When the correct expectations are set and followed, the fireground generally runs safer and more efficiently. Chief Anthony Avillo walks us through those expectations with his steps of fireground control. Going from pre-fire planning through post-control operations, Chief Avillo illustrates how creating an appropriate command structure and communicating effectively within that structure—both up and down the chain of command—creates an environment that is both safe and effective.
Chief Avillo discusses:
Arrival report/Preliminary size-up report
Initial progress report
Continuing progress reports