Fall protection and the fire service
A friend of mine was recently looking at a photo in the newspaper of some of our firefighters working on the roof of a house and asked me why we do not use fall protection. He teaches fall protection courses and says that if a worker in another field was working up there, they would need to have FP in place. What do you guys do in your various operations for fall protection?(rooftop ops, aerial ops, etc)I think there are times when fall protection could be more of a hazard than a help but there are definitely times where we could be safer.
We don't need no stinkin, fall protection
The only fall protection I need is a guy footing the ladder. Get up there, get the job done then get down…you should have no time to fall..