I hope the FF get well soon. I am hopping that the IC called for utilities and they just haven,t arrived yet. This is a good fire for the discussion of a safety officer, and the FD carring wire cutters the same as the utilities do, so the job can be done RIGHT NOW.
there have been to many times having a house fire the ic will call the county about getting the utility's shut off and the county will most of the time come back and say " the standard, or 1 to 2" (hours that is) and i have always wondered how we are to put a fire out with a live wire. i live in a small town and im still new at fire fighting. GOD SPEED AND OUR BEST WISHES. FROM TROY VOL. FIRE CO. TROY PA
Utilities are notified as soon as the ticket is signaled a "working fire" by I/C. The crew advanced up a metal fire escape within minutes of arriving and as you can see in the video, there are a crap load of wires next to the fire escape. Apparently they were moving and came in contact with the metal escape. It was a while until the power company arrived. But you can't wait for the power company. Thats the risk you take in this job. All the brothers are okay.
Bill: I am in hopes that this is Bill Roher from the La Grange Fire Dept and the Wheaton< Ill. FD if not I am sorry to have bothered you. My name is Larry Taggart also from the La Grange Fire Dept. for 38 yrs. now retired in AZ. E-mail address is TFF1102@aol.com