Why carry tools, or even buy them, if you are not going to use them?
It is an honest question that can't be shrugged off with the "you weren't there" anonymous response, or the "quit being such a sally" one as well. It has to do with education. Tennessee firefighters stretch and advance a hoseline at a private dwelling fire. Met with a closed door, it takes eight kicks from three different firefighters to force open a rear door.
In a time when we appreciate as much hands on training as possible, and encourage each other to work smarter not harder, why not break a pane of glass and reach inside?
What does it say about our individual and company behaviors?
Is what you are learning, what you spend money on to be "hands on", sinking in?
Also on Backstep Firefighter …
- Philadelphia Rescue
Is Taking Off Your Facepiece For a Occupant a Bad Thing? – July 6, 2012
- Video: Remembering DCFD Sergeant Carter – October 25, 2012
- San Francisco Working:
Audio, Video of Four-Alarm Fire on Ocean Avenue – August 9, 2012
- There is No Profile for the White Elephant in the Smoke Filled Room – March 22, 2013