This is a big problem at alot of Dept's. Lets hear some stories and idea's way's to solve problems and train to be more prepaired upon arrival.
We got toned to a 2story wood frame multi fam house for fire alarm. This house is on the corner of a main road and a side street with a stone wall lining the lot. the driveway was off the side street. the engine first on scene pulled onto the side street and stopped now blocking all of the side street. the police car had pulled up prior to engine and parked on the street after the driveway. Now here comes the ladder with now no place to park ends up parked on the main road before the side street. Ok i understand the ladder is a 100' stick but that doesn't mean you can park down the street. lucky for the home owner it was a false alarm because when IC who was driving the engine was in the house If there was a true emergancy there is no IC outside doing a 360 plus instead of setting up lines, raising ladders, and starting a search they would have been moving trucks into the right places so they could actually use them. Not only would that cause a huge cluster but look like a bunch of civilians just trying to be heros. Or is that all they are when they don't show up to any of the training because the Chief say's they don't have to because they're his kids. But that's a whole other topic in it self haha.
Lets hear some stories, ideas, and resolutions.