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Fire Tactics

Fire Tactics

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Fire Fighting Tactics
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P. GrimwoodK. DesmetVersion 1.1 UNCLASSIFIED
Firetactics www.firetactics.com
CEMAC - www.cemac.org - 2 -Tactical Firefighting A comprehensive guide... v1.1 - jan 2003u n c l a s s i f i e d
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Keywords :
Firefighter Protective Clothing, Burns, CFBT, 3Dfog, Tactical firefighting, Tactical ventilation, LiveFire Training
Title page photograph :
Ian Roberts – Manchester Airport, UK, 2003
www.firetactics.com - firetactics@aol.com
Crisis & Emergency Management Centre
www.crisis.be - www.cemac.org - info@cemac.org© 2003, Firetactics, CemacAll rights, reserved, including the right of reproduction, in whole or in part, in any form. No part of this publication may be used in a commercial context. The reproduction of this document, or anypart, is authorised, for internal distribution or training, as long as reference is made to the originaldocument.Despite the care given to this document, neither the author nor the publisher can be held liable fordamages caused directly or indirectly through the advice and information contained in this docu-ment.
Firetactics www.firetactics.com
CEMAC - www.cemac.org - 3 -Tactical Firefighting A comprehensive guide... v1.1 - jan 2003u n c l a s s i f i e d
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Paul Grimwood
served 26 years as a professional firefighter, mostly within the busy inner-cityarea of London's west-end. He has also served in the West Midlands and Merseyside Brigades (UK)as well as lengthy detachments to the fire departments of New York City, Boston, Chicago, LosAngeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, Dallas, Metro Dade Florida, Seattle, Paris,Valencia, Stockholm and Amsterdam. During the mid 1970s he served as a Long Island volunteerfirefighter in New York State USA. His research into
international firefighting strategy & tactics
 spans three decades and has resulted in over 80 published technical research papers and a book –FOG ATTACK (1992). In 1989 Paul Grimwood defined and introduced the concept of 
tactical fire-fighting
as a means of bringing together a wide range of tactical options on the fireground. He alsore-defined some already established techniques and procedures, as well as promoting research intovarious ‘new-wave’ methods being developed including 3D water-fog; PPV and CAFS. His proposalfor a basic standard operating procedure (SOP) for first responders that prioritised tactical objec-tives in various situations was first published in 1992. This SOP was formulated with three things inmind –1. A review into the causes of previous firefighter Line of Duty Deaths (LODD)2. Ensuring that the wide range of tactical options are applied without conflict
Emphasising the ‘safe-person’ concept inline with recognised ‘risk-based’ assessment
Koen Desmet
is an active volunteer firefighter – rescue diver in Belgium. He has an academicdegree in chemistry and holds the title of safety advisor (lev. 1). He recently finished the fire offi-cer’s course.Currently he is working as a researcher at the University of Ghent, Belgium. His research concernsthe chemical analysis of gases formed during fire using laboratory combustion tests.He is also a ‘working’ member of Cemac public services, a not-for-profit organisation, which ad-vises and aids emergency services and other government organisations.

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