The thing to remember, and especially with larger departments, is the number of firemen who will be on scene quickly. Just because all you see in the video is the two guys working their line, that doesnít mean there arenít others close by, as pfdaz pointed out. On a typical first alarm assignment youíre getting between 5-7 companies, depending on the department, and each staffed with 4-6 members.
I also hate to be the one to say this, but if we have a good fire working, RIT is our last worry. Weíre not going to waste manpower with RIT during the initial stages of working, and we have more manpower than most departments, as does Phoenix. RIT does nothing to help put out a fire, all it does initially is keep firefighters from putting fire out, especially in a fire such as the video shows. You need all hands working as quickly as possible. RIT can be established by other companies coming in, but if theyíre needed for work, they get put to work.
I thought those guys in the video did a great job, they kept their wits about them and didnít panic. I guess you can nit pick about whether they should have been in the position they were in, but I wonít. There is never enough information from one video camera.
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08-15-2006, 09:45 AM #41
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08-15-2006, 03:11 PM #42One way to avoid an overhang collapse......get inside the house and put the fire out.
08-15-2006, 04:09 PM #43
Originally Posted by NYSmokey
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08-15-2006, 04:27 PM #44Great thing is the overhang, which was open to the attic, went around the fire wall.
08-15-2006, 06:46 PM #45
Originally Posted by pfdaz1Tom
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