We love to look at all the lights, but how does your dept. handle an exterior attack on a fully involved house that has all most every square inch of yard covered in lights, blow-up, stakes of lights around the perimeter of the property and all the power cords? You know the properties. Does any company have any protocals for this issue?
Yes, I agree, but what about the lines holding them to the ground, the steaks in the ground and all the electrical cords running all over the place. Each blow-up has 2-4 lines and steakes holding them down. Is the sceene really safe with all this stuff running around on the ground? How do you keep everyone safe when doing exterior attacks on theese properties? What if John Doe is carring an ax and trips over theese hazards and get seriously hurt by the ax? Not to mention the stuff on the roof that may fall on us. Those things could cause a nasty head wound, if not death.
No fire scene is ever "safe". I'm sorry Beth, but unless your Firefighters have the ability to levitate above the ground, they'll have to open their eyes and look for hazards like the rest of us.
Safety is everyone's responsibility. Remember EMT school or the Fire Academy? Scene safety.
Got electrical wires around? Kill the power. Got trip hazards? Clear them out of the way if possible. Got stuff on the roof that may fall on you? Don't walk under the hazard. If you see something unsafe, notify your incident commander or safety officer. A little common sense goes a long way.
I'm not trying to be an a$$hole here, I'm just trying to get the point across, not to offend. Stay safe!