Archive for August2012

Suitcases

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Going to the outside for a new Chief is done for a variety of reasons. In some cases, nobody in the FD wants the job

Salisbury Working:10 Occupants Jump from House Fire Hours after City Council Rejects Staffing Grant

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Uncanny timing of inept city politics is highlighted by a working fire with people trapped.

“Drive”

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These guys have what I call “the drive”… they want the job so bad they can almost taste it and have kept themselves in good shape and a positive mental attitude.

A Profiling ScenarioDo you know what your next move is?

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“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”

San Francisco Working:Audio, Video of Four-Alarm Fire on Ocean Avenue

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Backdraft reportedly blew a fireball nearly across the street.

PG Working, Updated:Duplex Fire with Rescues (Videos)

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Capitol Heights fire with two rescued in critical condition.

Idaho Falls Working:Video of Basement Fire with Trapped Occupant

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Video shows what appears to be first arriving crew faced with a stuck and trapped occupant as well as a working fire. What would be your plan C? Or D, E and F?

So What Are We Supposed to Do?

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It is easy to look backwards at an event and say that things should have been done differently and there would have been another outcome.

Uppsala Working:First Due Engine Footage of Swedish Apartment Fire

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They use weird hose, so we should pay them little attention, right?

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