In this picture you can see the electrical service and that it is not appropriate. In the dark or in heavy smoke, this could cause a real bad situation. Not to mention it could have started the fire.
But, as I looked at this picture, I noticed something else that we need to think about. Can you see it? I have no doubt you have noticed it.
The basement doors are boarded up. We mentioned this in an earlier post about boarded up windows. This is no different. Trapped or lost firefighters trying to find a way out may miss this door because it is boarded up.
There isn’t a whole lot we can do about it except to do our 360 and use good situational awareness. Doing that 360 will tell us a great deal and could save our lives.
Just stay aware and alert. Take the extra time to do your 360, it makes a difference and as an officer it is a must to keep your people safe.