LA's words will be in quotes.. something he does not know how to do or is to obtuse to use...
Really? I think this more of the bullS#!t factoids you make up.
Have I seen many a department fight tooth and nail for suppression needs but not put any efforts into pushing a sprinkler ordinance.
The home construction lobbyists and the politicians fight tooth and nail against residential sprinklers, yet have no problem upselling commercial grade appliances and granite countertops. If it does come to a vote, the almighty dollar contribution beats our voices in the wilderness.
By the way, what are YOU doing to promote sprinklers? Oh yeah, it's not your battle, it is the Chief's decision, the VFD's constituency can't afford it, etc. etc. blah blah blah.
So you are prond of the fact that you burned down 2 buildings? The owners of those 2 structures must think it sucks.
Yup, that's what we do .. Burn houses down. Which is why that of our last 4 building fires over the last 2 years, 50% of the buildings were repaired and reoccupied.
Probably sucks when I bring up facts like that.
Here is a "novel" concept... if you are going to go "inside", help your "interior firefighter" bring the damn line in and use the reach of the stream to hit the fire. :rolleyes:
Funny thing that often the one interior firefighter who is also on scene will be at the door with me, also with an SCBA, and often with a handline or the 2 1/2" line because I may decide this will be the best place to hit it with an exterior line. Or if my exterior guy is hitting it from the window, I'll tell my pump operator exactly where I will be, what I am doing and that he doesn't see me come out in 15 or 20 seconds to have somebody take a look in the door.
it's really not that complicated.
You see this just isn't to take a look for the hell of it. It's to decide the best place for that exterior line to go to work.
The last time I checked.. saving lives and property is the tradition of the fire service; not to wait for the "ama engine" to go interior because you are afraid too. Get in there , put the (expetive) fire out, make up and go back to quarters.
There are more people than you think that understand that much of what we are doing is tied to the traditions of the fire service and not necessarily to any significant gain.
You can start by getting out of the fire service and allowing those willing to do the job to do it. Your pathetic blathering of "my VFD cannot commit to X hours of training a month because of A, B and C needs to be changed. To quote the late Professor Randy Pauch, you can choose to be a "tigger" or an "eeyore"... apparently you are an "eeyore". I cold go on and on, but I am damn tired and should be getting some shuteye.
I disagree. A lot needs to be changed in the fire service.