Thread: Tuesday's headlines
04-26-2005, 10:06 AM #1
Just opened firehouse.com this morning to be greated with the headline saying that we're on a Tragic Pace for LODD in 05. I guess we have all sensed that. Too often this year we have read of another fellow firefighter that has died. Then I watched the slide news with hotshots of recent news, and know why the pace is so high. This link is to a front page story. http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...Id=45&id=41219 is about "Fire Destroys Plant in Olney, Illinois". Anybody else think the firefighters were operating awfully close to the building, given the conditions? What about collapse zones? Not picking on this department, but if we're all not careful, 2005 is going to be a record year for LODD. Any of you building construction gurus have an opinion????
04-26-2005, 10:49 AM #2
Pictures are worth a thousand words. Do these pictures give the department justice? No. From the pictures that are shown, a hand line is worthless, except to make a good show and for a newspaper to print. With this much fire showing in the pictures, the hand line could be of better use watering down the grass to keep it from burning, as it isn't doing any good. The fire is generating too BTU's for what the nozzle is delivering in GPM to do anything.
Master streams are and should have been deployed in the beginning and then hand line for mop up activities.
There is no reason for members to get hurt at an event like this one.Stay Safe and Well Out There....
Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers
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