The final drill was a scenario where all the drills we went through would be applicable for a final rescue of three Maydays. It was a team building exercise and multiple teams were needed to rescue one victim. Air management is paramount and the teams must understand when to call in the next team without running out of air.
In addition, and we don’t know why, the crew took the line to the basement door on the main level before asking for water and there was no 360 done prior to making entry. These two contributing factors are the real meat and potatoes for this LODD. And, it is also why it is so influential to me. How many times have we done the same thing? How many 360s do we do on a regular basis? Would finding the seat of the fire in the basement as a result of the 360 change the entry point? We may never know.
It is with much regret to pass along sad information from Missouri. This morning a Missouri State Trooper was struck while working at an accident scene in Eureka, MO. Details are still few, but the trooper had gotten out of his vehicle and was struck by a passing motorist. The trooper was taken by ground […]
On this day, December 18, 1998, 3 FDNY Firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty at a high rise fire. Lt. Joseph Cavalieri, FF Chris Bopp and FF Jimmy Bohan died on the 10th floor of a labeled “fireproof” multiple dwelling whose sprinklers had been shut off. The three firefighters from L170 arrived and had the assignment of searching […]