The transitional attack. Some firefighters swear by it, some swear at it.
The NFPA says it’s a way to soften the target.
Does it help, or does it have the potential to make firefighting harder?
My guest today says a transitional attack is like a bunt in baseball.
Ray McCormack is a 30-year veteran and a lieutenant with FDNY. He publishes Urban Firefighter magazine.
He delivered the keynote address at FDIC in 2009.
Ray’s article: Transitional Attack is Fractional Firefighting
Article: Transitional Attack is Whack
Article: Transitional Attack: When to Use It
How long is a 24-foot extension ladder when it’s retracted and on the truck?
If you used logic, and said a 24-foot extension ladder is 12 feet long when retracted and on the truck, you’d be wrong. It’s 14 feet.