Re-kindles are every firefighter’s nightmare.
When I was a reporter, PIOs would go to great lengths to get me not to use that word if a fire re-ignited.
Avoiding them seems simple enough—use a lot of water and do a a thorough overhaul.
So how do even proficient fire departments have re-kindles?
More importantly, how do we avoid them?
My guest today has some answers.
Nick Martin’s been a firefighter since 1994. He started as a volunteer in a Philadelphia suburb.
Since then he’s been both a career and volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Nick is currently a Battalion Chief with the Salisbury, North Carolina Fire Department.
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