Finding Hidden Fires with Danny Sheridan


Some structure fires are pretty easy to find. The seat of the fire is obvious.

It’s the calls reporting a light haze of smoke that get tricky. The fire could be in any number of places, like in the wall.

And if you try to anticipate and stretch a hoseline, you may be wrong and waste a lot of valuable time.

So it pays to find the fire first.

Here to discuss how to do that is Danny Sheridan. Danny Sheridan is a 33-year veteran of the FDNY, where he is a Battalion Chief. He’s a member of the FDNY IMT and a well-known instructor nationally. He’s also a lead instructor with Mutual Aid Training Group which works to train firefighters in Latin America.

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Article: Finding Hidden Fires