Fox Street rescue challenges those who cling to absolutes in fear and tradition.
“We must constantly evaluate the environment we are in and try to determine if the conditions will allow us to continue with our task.”
“Battalion 2 to Communications, have the second engine bring their blitz line to side Charlie and start city police ASAP for crowd control.”
It is easy to look backwards at an event and say that things should have been done differently and there would have been another outcome.
If VSP is to reduce risk of injury and death it should apply to searching for the Golden Doodle, right?
“Johnny, you’ve got the lawyer spot tonight.”
You’re damned if you die and a hero if you don’t, right?
VSP will never save a firefighter that fails to wear his seatbelt, that drives like an Indy car racer, or eats his double cheeseburger on a jelly donut.
Hoarder’s house is condemned, resulting in a No-Entry rule for firefighters and an occupant death.
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?
“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”
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