Don’t over-compicate the roll of command. In this episode Chief Pronesti discusses a simple initial size up option that takes into account the building. This is not the only option out there, just one we discussed in this particular episode.
Size–how do you determine size and define that for your crews?
Use–understand the special hazards that each use group holds for firefighting operations and the members
Type–this requires you to get out and to see buildings and to understand that what we see is not always the facts.
Era–this is a critical piece of the puzzle that is forgotten. Get out and learn about the era your buildings were built in and the characteristics of those buildings.