Risk/Reward Interior attack vacant buildings presentation
I am going to school for a degree in Emergency Services. I am going to do a presentation on the Risk/Reward of an aggressive interior attack in a known vacant building. I know the motto of Protect life and property. But I believe I could make a strong argument that using a defensive attack on vacant buildings is protecting life (your life).
I am going to argue that firefighters do not need to risk their lives when there is nothing to be saved.This idea for the presentation stems from the incidents in Detroit where firefighters were dying due to building collapse and other causes while fighting fires in vacant buildings. I know that the department has now told the firefighters to take more defensive actions during these incidents and that idea has been met with a great deal of scrutiny.
So what I am asking for is if anyone can please give me some ideas for sources or maybe some strong arguments from someone that believes we should still go in during these fires.