Of Course from the Yard…


…where else would you start?






Riverside California firefighters responded to a structure fire on 3 February in the 9300 block of Sunridge Drive. The first-arriving engine company faced a well-involved attached garage fire. A ruptured natural gas line contributed to the fire’s extension into the attic of the dwelling.

The department shared a video of the fire on their Facebook page.


The description seems to overstate the obvious, and in turn highlights a misunderstanding of the subject. This, not the ‘science’ but the misinterpretations and misunderstandings, is what we all have to deal with.  Both sides of the arguments have a responsibility to make sure the information is correctly understood and shared.  We can’t trust education to catchy phrases alone.


What else would you expect, an air drop from a tanker?

See “ISFSI Releases Principles of Modern Fire Attack Videos” for an explanation of the “hard from the yard” option.

For more on this fire and tile roof tactics, see “Tile Roof Ventilation at California House Fire” on FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com


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BillCareyBioPicBill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George’s County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville. Bill’s writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of “Fire Officer: Principles and Practice”, The Secret List and other sites. His recent writing on firefighter behavioral health was nominated for a 2014 Neal Award for Best Subject-Related Series.

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