LEOs disregarding FDs on fire calls and accidents
I work as a PT FF for a combination department and have never had an issue with this but a friend of mine who works as a FT FF in a neighboring county asked me this question. Do LEOs who get on scenes of fire calls and accidents cancel responding fire apparatus?
He has had accidents and vehicle fires where SO and PD will get on scene and then disregard them because they think the fire is out. This seems odd to me. The majority of LEOs have no fire training and to me it is a liability to disregard without investigating the incident and managing it ourselves. In our area if they do try and disregard us, we will at MOST downgrade but still continue to the scene to investigate. He is very frustrated that they disregard on the input of someone outside of the responding fire units.
I am curious as to how your operations are and how your departments handle law enforcement size-ups of fire operations and requests to cancel when you are not yet on scene? Thanks!