It's bad enough that these people perished in a fire that possibly could have been prevented but this editorial implies that running into a burning building is the correct thing to do.
I was on a volunteer department just for 3 years and I know that I didn't learn all the reasons why a job was done.However,when we'd do school visits at the two elementary schools in our district,we emphasize that we wanted the kids to get out and especially to stay out of the building.
We had a call where the nose count by the mail box came up short by "little Billy" so the Chief started sending teams in for direct attack and others to find the kid.It was hot enough the search teams were backing out and we rotated them as they came out.
My team was about to enter when the house started coming down so we were cancelled and then a neighbor came out of her house,little Billy in tow and a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
Though we were glad that we hadn't screwed up and left a child to die by fire,we were some upset that someone had taken him away from the family rallying point without telling anyone.
What happened the other day in Orange Mound was worse.I really feel for the family and also for the firefighters who had to retrieve those lost.