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by John "Skip" Coleman, Asst. Chief (Ret.), Toledo (OH) Fire Rescue
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and illustrates many of the basic skills critical to successful fireground operations.
In the Search and Rescue DVD, Chief Skip Coleman discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the many different search techniques that have been popular through the history of the fire service, and explains why oriented search is the new standard for fireground search for bread and butter structures.
Chief Coleman explains the duties of the officer in charge of the search, when to search, where to search, and the importance of maintaining continuity of search.
Chief Coleman then looks at a few common misconceptions of search.