The grave for Captain Bowen hasn’t even been dug yet and the anonymous experts have already gone to work.
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.
If firefighting were combat, would we read the lessons on what was killing 60% of our soldiers? What if they weren’t promoted?
For 12 minutes, Incident Command has called for the victim and captain 10 times.
“Ah, but they selflessly sacrifice themselves for the “public good.” Ditch the martyr complex. Growing broccoli or roofing a house is just as socially beneficial as apprehending a shoplifter.”
“At the funeral six months ago, there were more firefighters from FDNY there than there were from my department. And we are not within 2,000 miles of New York City.”
One was 82, another 18. POV response claims two. Two captains die and the fourth chief officer to die in 2011 is in this group of 10.
Mindset, complacency and apathy. A review of Dave’s program with the discussed firefighter fatality reports.
Three years ago Colerain Township lost two firefighters in an early morning residential structure fire.
An 80-year old; a 26-year old; death during paperwork; and one backed over by apparatus. A look at the second 10 LODDs.