JOSEPH PRONESTI is a 31-year veteran of the Elyria (OH) Fire Department, where he is a shift commander. He is a graduate of the Ohio Fire Chiefs' Executive Officer program and a lead instructor at the Cuyahoga (OH) County Community College Fire Academy. He is a contributor to fire service publications and sites, including Fire Engineering, FireEngineering.com, and FirefigherNation.com.
Joe Pronesti reviews the lessons from one fire under his command where he became “lost in the fireground.” He shares this experience as an example so future command officer do not make his mistake of getting “lost.”
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