Stockton, California Working:A Little ‘Shot in The Arm’ for the Fire Service

First-in footage at Stockton working fire.

 

Yesterday was a crappy day for the fire service, but life goes on. You can't change the past, but you can learn from it.

The next day requires you to be focused, determined and smarter than yesterday.

You owe it to the fallen, the survivors and the families.

Check the rigs, the tools and mentor the new guy.

Life's short. Pray Hard.

 

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  • Capt. Mike Brown says:

    In my opinion … I think this company did an exemplory job. On scene fully involved Wood structure with heavy Flames showing exposure A and B as well as 1st and 2nd floors.  They we're able to get the wet stuff on the red stuff and save this structure within 4min.  Sure they had a few minor glitches but they got the job done! truck placement was good the only major Ooops I noticed (not being on the scene) was the second team in (on ladder) failed to check to see if there was a Floor left inside the 2nd floor before entering the window.  Great Job Team!
    Capt. Mike Brown ret. DWGFD

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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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