Thread: Was I Wrong?

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    Dave,

    He is one of the reasons why Firefighters die needlessly each year....how may widows say "My Husband was an aggressive Fireman"? A lot more than say "My Husband was a well educated, experienced professional, who studied the job as well as earning is experience on the street"

    I'm sorry, but if I ever take that attitude on the fireground I expect some of my Junior Officers to take me round the back of the pump and kick my butt.

    Bruv, you did good. I see no other tactic to use when confronted with a bottled up fire.
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    Dave... perchance, is the D/C a newly promoted one? Sometimes the reflection of the new bugles ( or plungers) tend to blind one's vision of common sense!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1983
    Mice with matches?


    I think the "offical" cause was electrical. Then again, it seems all our fire are either electrical, lightning or arson.
    Electrical in a closet? OK, I understand.

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    Default Good Job and the Right Call

    You do not have to second guess at all. Everything you did was correct (except the tool thing but you already know that). Sone people are in positions that they really should not be in and just feel like they must comment to comment. Your D/C should have handled this better maybe in the future you can talk to him to get an idea of what he would like you to do in certain situations. I know that seems to help get everone on the same page. Good luck and stay safe!

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    Dave;

    Just want to say nice job. You as an acting officer did what your supposed to do. You got your crew home safe at the end of your tour. It doesn't matter if you burned the structure down to the foundation, just so your people go home. You answered your own question about bringing a tool, so you will never do that again. So remember PTB (Protect the Brothers). That's all our jobs. BE SAFE!

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    Sounds like you did fine. I qeustion why this officer would even have the balls to say you screwed up if he wasnt at that door with you. The outcome was good no matter how he says you should have done it. And Im sure you learned that tactic from one of your bosse's at some point. He had pretty big bizall's to push the issue. Sounds like he was havin a typical bad boss day

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    Read the book "Blink" and keep trusting that little voice!

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    I think you did everything fine, minus the tool thing.

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