by Doug Leihbacher, Battalion Chief (Ret.), Yonkers Fire Department
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and illustrates many of the basic skills critical to successful fireground operations.
In the Car Fires DVD, Chief Doug Leihbacher covers properly responding to a vehicle fire and the hazards associated with this type of call, as well as how to properly extinguish the fire whether it is in the engine, trunk or passenger compartment.
Chief Leihbacher discusses the safety systems and materials in vehicles that we must be cognizant of in order to stay safe on the fireground. These include magnesium, as well as air bags and struts.