Rowhouses are a prolific style of housing in much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern region of our country. They are found from rural villages to small towns and in medium and large cities alike. It’s their unique construction and it’s inherent ability to allow rapid fire spread throughout many voids that can challenge firefighters from the most resource and staffing rich departments. Developing an understanding of these structures, their construction, their challenges and how we can intervein in a fires progression within them is key to a successful operation at a row fire. This program begins by looking at the history and development of the row house, it’s construction, fire spread potential and pathways, the neighborhoods they are often found in, exposure potentials and inherent life hazards. It then moves on to evaluating the strategies and tactics used to combat these fires from the command, engine co and truck company perspectives. It concludes with looking at some specific operational challenges and how we might overcome them.