Attacking fire: aggressive vs. reckless

There is a difference between aggressive attacks and reckless attacks on fire; an aggressive attack is not a reckless one. Too often these days, firefighters are confusing the two. An aggressive attack is trained for. It’s thought out in advance and well planned. Many videos online seem to give a bad name to aggressive fire attack by showing firefighters quickly entering a large fire with equipment that often doesn’t match the job. An aggressive attack is emphasized by size-up, full PPE, proper hose line handling, and an attack that is compatible with the pace of the fire.

Check out the full article – Aggressive is not reckless – to learn how to aggressively attack fire without being reckless and to watch the embedded videos showcasing the different ways to fight fires.