by Lt. Frank Ricci with Battalion Chief Jim Duffy
In the Tactical Perspectives DVD series, Lt. Frank Ricci and other notable instructors look at command, search, ventilation, fire attack, Mayday, and Dispatch operations at residential structure fires.
Utilizing real fire footage, as well as 3-D graphics, Lt. Ricci illustrates the essential fireground tasks from various standpoints, ranging from the officer to the firefighter. Each DVD addresses safety and the critical components of a successful fireground operation.
In DVD #4: Search, Lt. Ricci and Jim Duffy, Battalion Chief/Shift Commander, Wallingford (CT) Fire Department, illustrate the perspective of search. They outline the importance of a primary search and a secondary search, and look at hostile searches, VES, and other tactics that help ensure a positive outcome and keeping ourselves safe. From the search tactical perspective, they then review the issues involved in a room-and-contents fire, an attic fire, ad a basement fire.