There are things that can be learned from the operations, and all fire service professionals can benefit both from application to their jobs and providing information to their interested citizens.

There are many considerations in developing a strategy to deliver water to the fire. The most important of these is firefighters who respond. There need to be enough people for the task, and those firefighters need to be properly trained.
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All departments are not created equal in any of these regards, and each must do an honest assessment of its resources and capabilities. They must also commit to training to be the best they can possibly be with what they have to work with.