Grand Rapids Fire

Reading Smoke

by mobrian on October 3, 2008

The popular reading smoke program by Dave Dodson is on its way to the West side of Michigan on Saturday November 8, 2008.

It has been said, “So goes First-Due, So goes the Incident!” Our incidents are changing in scope, impact, and complexity – and so must our ability to RAPIDLY survey and decide the right course of action when first arriving.  Often, the smoke issuing from a building is the only clue that a hostile fire event will quickly trap or kill firefighters. “Reading Smoke” tells us how to read a fire a predict its progress – the “Art of Reading Smoke” packages this information to help the first-arriving Company Officer or Battalion Chief make the right decision. This is NOT your typical size-up class!

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