This new program is a straightforward look at the basic, yet vital, fireground tactic of primary search. Most firefighters don’t know it but almost 3,000 civilians die in structural fires every year in the United States. The only way to save a civilian trapped inside a burning building is to go in there and get them. The presenter examines how you can conduct a rapid and effective primary search at your next structural fire. Topics covered include: How many firefighters are required for a search team? Where should the search begin? Should the search team be hoseline equipped or not? How is VES best performed?