Close Call - Adams County pennsylvania 4-6-12

A Lake Meade volunteer chief falls through a hole in the roof while operating at a 2 alarm house fire. He was not injured and did not go all the way throgh.

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Comment by Charles on May 27, 2012 at 11:43pm

We are only human being, we need to support each other as a firefighter, the chief is in the wrong place and at the wrong time, as we go along we learn from our mistakes......God Bless and staysafe to all members.

Comment by Norm Tindell on April 26, 2012 at 10:09pm

Indeed. Glad he is not injured. Life passed before his very eyes that day...

Comment by Matador83 on April 13, 2012 at 3:16pm

Regardless of the rank here. The fire attack began in a defensive mode, There is no reason to attempt an offensive tactic. The minute a defensive approach was established you had essentially condemed the builidng. The chief is so lucky.

Comment by Jason Clatt on April 12, 2012 at 3:41pm

the small dept where i am at..every one is needed on the fire ground..even our chief gets dirty

Comment by Nick Hessong on April 12, 2012 at 12:43pm

I know many volunteer companies where if it is a mutual aid call the chief will ride along and do the job of any other firefighter.

Comment by Mick Mayers on April 12, 2012 at 10:29am

Perhaps he isn't in command.  In some of these small volunteer departments, if a chief isn't in command and yet he is on the fireground, he might be needed elsewhere. "Every man's a rifleman", isn't that how it goes sometimes?

Now if my optimistic observation is wrong and he IS supposed be in command, I have no idea what is going on. In which case, I am speechless.

Comment by Jim Vieira on April 12, 2012 at 9:01am

Maybe he was just short handed, and his firefighter wasn't relaying information to him properly, these things do happen. But either way, I agree why is he on the roof? I agree Don, glad he is OK 

Comment by don long on April 12, 2012 at 8:58am
good point Norm why is a chief on the roof, but im glad he is ok
Comment by Norm Tindell on April 11, 2012 at 9:02pm

Never mind the ladder! Why's the Chief on the roof???

Comment by Jim Vieira on April 11, 2012 at 4:04pm

Some of us dont get it, look over my shoulder in my profile picture... just saying 

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