Take the time to find out if your municipality has a listing of vacant and abandoned properties. Use recommended marking systems to warn your firefighters of the dangers inside these buildings. Vacant buildings generally don’t spontaneously ignite. Most of the time it requires human initiative, either criminal such as arson, or well-intentioned such as a warming barrel. Identifying and labeling the hazards will help to refine your initial strategy and primary search.
Visitor Center Blaze Ruled Arson, Worcester Telegram and Gazette
Firefighters Battle Blaze at Worcester Building, WHDH
X-rated Firefighting Carey, Backstep
The Triangle of Solid Standard Operating Procedures, LeBlanc, Backstep
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After Tuesday, the only thing going good for Buchholz is that Dice-K is laid up.
Also on Backstep Firefighter …
- Why We Search: Australian Squatters – November 6, 2012
- Why We Search: Dropping the Hammer in Lewiston and Dead in Vegas – May 8, 2013
- Life After Arlington Street
Worcester Firefighter Brian Carroll – December 21, 2012
- Why We Search: United Kingdom Version – December 5, 2013