Until we understand our enemy, the fire and the building we operate in, how can we expect not to get in trouble?
One in a third floor window ready to jump – or – Engines still carry ladders, don’t they?
Lloyd takes in a hazardous materials call in the borough of fire.
The Araguz LODD report fails to mention one area that could have made all the difference. It’s also doubtful that a RIC would have made a difference. Maybe it’s time we start looking at reports just as hard as we look at the incident.
It is difficult even to expect these guys to be aware the situation that surrounds their operation if they are not competent and confident in the duty they are performing.
There are rear tenements and then there are “rear tenements”. How would your department deal with this type of addition?
For 12 minutes, Incident Command has called for the victim and captain 10 times.
There is enough excitement and confusion already, if we arrive and start screaming, yelling nothing will get done.
Detroit’s new broom (Fire Commissioner) attempts to sweep clean (on vacant building fires) with the wrong word usage and flimsy policy.
If, as the research in victim survivability profiling states, firefighters die for victims that could be deemed unsurvivable then what do the actions cited and awarded today in New York City say?