If your department is unable to meet the mission they are tasked with, you have the obligation to tell those you are responsible to protect that you can’t.
Take away the vacant building, the vacant building problem goes away.
“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”
If VSP is to reduce risk of injury and death it should apply to searching for the Golden Doodle, right?
Where is the disconnect? What about the message isn’t reaching every fire department? Why do we think we’re invincible?
If we continue to advance an agenda that any action that is unsafe is unacceptable, we will pigeonhole our nation’s fire departments into a position where doing their job, what the public expects us to do, is unacceptable.
Special Order No. 180, which was dated October 4, 1920, reads as follows: “A medal, to be known as the ‘Harry M. Archer Medal’ has been donated…
Just before he presses the button on his handie-talkie the EMS duty officer reaches out to him, “Check this out, Ladder 104 Can, he’s spiked his heart rate and respiration.”
“We have some of the best training and the best equipment to do this.”
There’s a reason why they make compartments – it’s to put stuff like gear into.