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.
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?
“Every situation is a situation” and the fire you are responding to is one that you are seeing for the first time.
I have photos of my father’s generation fighting fires in a similar manner. But that was 50 years ago.
April saw discussions primarily centered on risk, sizeup and personal responsibility.
Use true, proven fact that you know the occupant in the room with smoke venting from the window is dead, dead beyond all means of resuscitation available.
It is difficult to say that “we will risk a lot to save a lot, and risk a little to save little.” when the definitions of a lot and little may vary from fireman to fireman, and officer to officer.
Agree or disagree, but at least be well informed.
“- I watched and watched and they never once went in there to look for them.”