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Fire Engineering Editor-in-Chief Bobby Halton continues his conversation with Alan Brunacini, and this time they look at Alan's 1957 Mack L Model fire engine HERE
Paratroopers drop over Sanderson Field in Shelton, Wash., as part of an earthquake and tsunami drill. The area has been converted into a staging area with hundreds of members of the National Guard, a tactical operations center, a trauma center and various equipment, including decontamination trucks.
You have been assigned to serve as the safety officer during a technical rescue involving an individual trapped in a sand silo. While you have been trained as an incident safety officer and a rescue technician and are aware of standard practices, you are required to develop and document a risk assessment that prioritizes risks based on the operations.
Often in larger occupancies, you may not see anything on arrival or only smell something. The stretching and operation of hoselines are dependent on the location and extent of the fire. You must first know where the fire is located to determine the size of hoseline needed and the location in which to stretch and operate this hoseline initially.
Lessening that risk cannot come from avoidance of it. First of all that goes against the mission of the Fire Department and secondly avoidance of risk simple sets you up for failure and guarantees that when confronted with it, you will be ill prepared to deal with it. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs