Reality Training: Taking command of a fully involved house

These fires already have a big head start, so take your time with your size up and make sure safety is a key part of your incident action plan. See the full video here.
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Michael Glass Michael Glass Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:39:35 PM VERY GOOD INFORMATION TO REMIND ING OURSELF TO DO.
Friedrich VonDeitsch Friedrich VonDeitsch Friday, August 29, 2014 4:08:47 PM The last structure fire I witnessed had Sheriffs, Firefighters and a trauma unit within one hundred feet of the incident who were all just witnessing but not involved. None but the two personnel manning the lines had SCBA on. The Sheriff deputy repeatedly ordered the homeowner who was severely burned to move out of the "scene" as the fire marshal, who was not yet on scene, had demanded it. It appeared to be a form of entertainment for the reporters from the city newspaper who were also close enough to be in harms way due to the several LP gas bottles that were involved in the incident and purging. I had noticed that the unit commander called for a ventilation hole to be cut in a sidewall of a metal shipping container that already had both it's doors open and several openings at the roof line. It seemed to be done for no better reason than to destroy the value of the container. I feel this crew could have benefitted from this tutorial narration by Chief Wylie.

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