Fire suppression includes many categories such as structural, vehicular, brush, and industrial. Each category of fire suppression requires hours of training and preparation. Every fire-suppression incident is considered an emergency situation that can become very dangerous.
All scenes are managed by an incident command system. This system is an organized approach to handling emergency situations. The person in charge, called command, is responsible for every firefighter or first responder on that scene. He or she makes sure the fire is correctly managed and that all personnel are safe while performing their duties.