Archive for April2009

Vacant or Unoccupied: Tactical Risk and Safety

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We seem to do a lot of things at times out of common practice and repetition, you know; “WeÂ’ve always done it that wayÂ….” syndrome. ThereÂ’s a resonating theme that is making its way around the fire service dealing with going to a defensive tactical posture at vacant or unoccupied structure fires. This command posture […]

First-Due, Second-Due; Do Not Pass Go, Proceed Directly to Jail

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Last week a horrific accident involving two responding fire apparatus collided in an intersection resulting in serious personal injuries to eleven people, nine of which were firefighters. The resulting collision caused significant property damage to the six month old aerial ladder and the year old engine. The preliminary investigation of the crash indicated that the […]