Video from Rescue Officer answers critics about delay in getting water on the fire and shows that chasing kinks is everyone’s job. Where is that firm benchmark that says you must have water on the fire by __ time?
You are an engine company, not an Italian restaurant.
You have a job to do. Get it done.
Not much fire in the video, but two damn good examples of a hoseline stretch.
We’ll be talking about the nation’s only 2-man ladder company. What? You say there are other minimum staffed companies out there? No way!
Lieutenant’s catch helps us give you some valuable questions your engine company should try and answer – before the fire.
NC engine company sets up their hosebed to make the best use of not only their three-man crew, but the second-due three-man engine company as well.
After not finding a patient the engine company heads home. On the way, they see people pointing to smoke coming from an apartment window.
Only a block away from quarters, Engine 22 has an afternoon full of fire and first line choices.
“If the reason why you don’t use the 2 1/2 is because it is difficult to move, you are insulting the generations of firefighters before you, when that was all they had.” Batt. Chief Gerry Tracy, FDNY