Many will argue the first due will throw a ladder and “rescue” the victim. A life saved, our goal is complete. The answer may not be that simple.
“A common thread to all of them is how such a routine fire can end in the death of one of our own.”
“They cut my shirt off and saw the skin go with it.”
“- we could walk down like gentlemen.” L.26 Lt. Mitchel
“What good does having a hazard label on a private dwelling do when we are faced with the obvious rescue?”
Members of Engine Co.210 were injured in one of the many all hands fires in the borough.
Crews had to move through waist high debris to reach the occupant.
“Eventually the line is charged and the fire attack and search continue. The report from the interior is “primary search is negative.” “
“Cowboys, who do they think they are jumping in there without any SCBA on…”
” – he was told by crew member that he had never seen a roof fail in that short amount of time.”