The fire began at approximately 1:45 p.m. in the rear of a four-story duplex on Bunker Hill Street. The fire quickly extended upward via the rear decks and into similar structures nearby. Ladder Company 9 ordered a second-alarm upon arrival.
You are now at a level in the organization where you can no longer do things yourself. Now your focus has to be on establishing intent, building teams, delegating, and serving more as a project manager than a hands-on doer.
I am hardly an expert, but I do know that some of the information we need for successful prevention planning is either not collected in NFIRS or is in non-mandatory fields that are nearly always overlooked.
One fire in particular, which we referred to as “The Dog Bone Fire,” was a master class in the challenges of fighting fire in a large warehouse structure. We learned a lot about managing building contents and materials, hazard assessment, cold smoke issues, darkness, air management, ventilation, command and control, and more.
This podcast addresses only three components of setting expectations for your members. It is really one of the most important things you need to do as a newly promoted officer, or if you are trying to gain control of a division, shift or crew. Read More from Fire EMS Blogs