Do you have the tools and knowledge to “address” the envelope?
If your “accidental outcome” is that the fire went out and no one got hurt, you are hurtling down a path for disaster.
“Johnny, you’ve got the lawyer spot tonight.”
Well, that certainly made an impact.
He stopped at the third floor, where the woman and boy were. “They looked like they would jump,”
The internet will be alive with ideas, thoughts and reasons why what happened in DC and Gary shouldn’t have happened.
Across the country firefighters are running into trouble inside burning buildings and then fail to act in a manner consistent with their survival. But is it their fault? Or is it a result of their training?
Tunnel vision, prejudices, attitude, excessive talking – all can turn a fireground sour.
A six foot rake isn’t going to be a big help if you’re assigned to force entry, just as a Halligan may not be useful if you end up opening ceilings.
The spirit of the message makes sense, but it a message we cannot follow to the letter, unless we leave the trucks in the building and don’t respond.