Brief knockdown of visible fire comes from the outside.
Transitional attack is seen in this Pasadena, California fire video. See the earlier posts where we’ve asked how you define transitional attack and look further into what the attention it gained (?) was all about.
If the first line can't make it past the foyer (low staffing; clutter, debris; floor burned away; stairs burned away) what do you do?
For the record, we're not trying to beat up on Salka's statement and article, but looking instead at how you interpreted what he said and how you defined the tactic; curiousity about your interpretations and affects.
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Also on Backstep Firefighter …
- John Salka and the Transitional Attack – February 15, 2012
- Denver Working: Apartment Fire, Transitional Attack? – March 12, 2012
- Reader Definitions of Transitional Attack – February 29, 2012
- Filling the Probie’s Pockets – October 18, 2012
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