Cowboys, who do they think they are jumping in there without any SCBA on…
Fire in Dorchester, Boston, November 1982. Courtesy ‘fourdeuce1’. The tactics may have changed, but the principles still apply. More on this, the subject of firefighting (it’s dangerous you know) and whether or not various safety initiatives and programs have developed a culture of digital safety officers and keyboard battalion chiefs, later.
But first, what do you think:
– Has the electronic age reshaped your department’s tactics?
– Is your leadership more concerned with their internet credibility or feedback from the men and women in the field?
– If Al Gore hadn’t invented the internet and Dave and Chris hadn’t created Firehouse.com do you believe we would still see the safety programs that are so prevalent today?
– Take a look at the Bread and Butter video from Mississippi. Are they using 1982 tactics or are they trying to get by with what they have? Is that good or bad, in 2010? Is it easier to praise or condemn them since they are on YouTube?
This isn’t a knock against safety, by no means, but questions whether or not social media has helped or hurt firefighter safety. If you’re a safety officer of chief officer, we’d like your input for some constructive dialogue. Take a listen to FirefighterNetcast’s latest broadcast on Old School/New School for additional insight on the subject.
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