Differences between fighting urban fire and wildland fire

  • Source: 12news
  • Published: 10/11/2017 10:29 PM

VIDEO: Wildland and urban firefighting have something in common, both are extremely dangerous, however, they are extremely different. The first difference is the approach, which is offensive for urban firefighting. “We are going to engage that fire, we have hose lines, we have protective equipment and we are going to be able to breath in a super-heated environment, so we are taking on that fire one-on-one," said Phoenix FD Cpt. Rob McDade. "Think of it as hand-to-hand combat: We are going to be aggressive, kick doors in. We are fighting the fire at the root of the source."


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and DailyDispatch.com. (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe