Close Calls: Fireball Blows Over Heads of Exiting Crews


Billy Goldfeder examines how exterior command officers’ call for defensive ops helped save firefighters during a complex fire.

As the captain on the first-due engine, I identified numerous hydrants on the block using our Active911 System technology, and at that time Battalion 62 (Hawk) advised of the working fire. I told my driver to pull past the house on the Alpha/Bravo corner, as I knew that based on the size of the house, I would be choosing 400 feet of 1¾-inch dead load line, and I wanted to leave room for the truck companies.

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