Virginia Working: Portsmouth Bailout

Firefighters working on the primary searched were forced out windows.





Portsmouth, Virginia firefighters responded to a working fire in the city’s Craddock neighborhood last night. Local reports give indication that companies had an advanced or advancing fire upon arrival. As firefighters searched for a resident still inside they were forced to bailout first floor windows.

“Fire spokesperson Capt. Paul Hoyle told WAVY.com several firefighters made entry into the home, but because of the intense flames they had to jump out of two first floor windows before getting to the man. Hoyle said the man and his wife are in their 50s and their son is in his 20s.”

Heavy fire in the rear and an enclosed porch area likely advanced quickly…

“A man died in an overnight blaze after a flashover forced firefighters who were trying to rescue him to jump out of the windows of his Nicholson Street home. The man was on the bathroom floor and firefighters had reached him when the room they were in erupted in flames, said Capt. Paul Hoyle, Fire Department spokesman.”

“Father dies in Portsmouth house fire”, WAVY
“1 dead, 2 injured in house fire in Portsmouth”, Virginian-Pilot
Portsmouth Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services





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Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
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Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
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