Expect Fire: Camden, Delaware
School AFA Becomes “Can Job”


Alarm bells sounding at a closed school is probably a malfunction, right?


Since we started the phrase “Expect Fire” we have always kept an eye for news and videos of those seemingly trash calls that are revealed to be working fires. The theme has been based on the popular Andy Fredericks quote “The garbage man doesn’t get excited when he turns the corner and sees trash, and you shouldn’t get excited when you turn the corner and see fire. You should expect fire on every run.”

Today’s example (it is up to you, the reader to interpret if it is good or bad and how you believe YOUR department would operate) is from the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company in Camden, Delaware.

“AFA at a school in Camden turns into a small fire in a classroom. Crews used a water can to extinguish the fire. The school was closed at the time of the fire.”

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Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George’s County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville. Bill’s writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of “Fire Officer: Principles and Practice”, The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.

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