By Nicholas Papa
Ventilation can make or break the outcome of a fire. Ensuring its success requires a knowledge of how it works and what precautions must be taken.
Coordinating Ventilation: Supporting Extinguishment and Survivability examines ventilation and its relationship to fire behavior to identify how it affects the fire, operations, and—most importantly—victim survivability. Ventilation can be universally applied, from the smallest rural community to the largest metropolitan city.
-Guiding principles and practices to help streamline your decision-making process and improve our overall effectiveness and efficiency
-Common pitfalls and the associated misconceptions to reduce potential errors and avoidable losses
-A functional understanding of ventilation and the methods for its execution so that you can make the right call for your fireground