“There’s a void for me, come here, you’ll see it. All I need is air, bro.” Lt. Howie Carpluk, E.42 FDNY
“We’ve been to tons of fires like that before.” Boston firefighter Michael Feeney
Think of it as the 360-degree sizeup of your body.
Another reason why I say Safety Week should focus on primarily health and fitness and less on the fireground.
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.”