"You also have to remember that units in the urban setting often go from call to call without ever getting back to quarters. It is necessary to have everything you need for any type of response (within reason) each time you go out the door. This…"
"No disrespect intended but if you can't identify the problems and form some basic solutions based on your particular departmental and jurisdictional capabilities then maybe someone else should be writing the SOP. Or you should get some training…"
"Hard to sat without knowing your SOP's. Most of this stuff should be addressed in department tactical procedures. No reason why you can't know in advance which company should be stretching off which engine and who should supply who. And…"
"I suspect all of the bigger city departments are addressing this if they haven't already.
I never really understand the requests for other department's SOP's. You have to tailor your plan to the scenario you are likely to…"
"Chief Salka seems to think that transitional attack somehow prevents a search from taking place. At worst it only delays search and only by a very short time frame. At least that is my understanding of the tactic. "
"The following is my interpretation of the report, which I previously posted elsewhere:
1) We were always told that the entry point should be monitored and if smoke started to show at the entry PPA should be discontinued because the exhaust opening…"
"Most Manhattan firehouses are used to having visitors. Bring some cake, cookies, pastries, etc and you'll likely be welcomed if you knock at the door. Don't overstay your welcome as they are very busy companies. "
Welcome to Firefighter Nation John. I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue