Bill Carey's Blog – February 2011 Archive (3)

Little Things That Can Turn A Fireground Sour

Tunnel vision, prejudices, attitude, excessive talking - all can turn a fireground sour.





The battalion chief pulled over just before the entrance of the cull de sac. He had heard the first due engine officer report that the bulk of the fire had been knocked and that they were checking for extension. Heading down the street he notices the driver of Ladder 7 running past him in the opposite direction. The familiar smell of a house fire… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on February 16, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Why We Search: Shared Post Courtesy of CMD-FD, on Squatter Resourcefulness

Camden squatters and the resourcefulness and creativity which they have attained.





We are adding to our "Why We Search" page with a very well written post from Gabriel Angemi of the Camden, New Jersey Fire Department and his blog CMD-FD. We thank Gabriel for allowing us to pass along this latest detailed coverage of squatters thriving in… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on February 1, 2011 at 7:32am — No Comments

January on Backstep Firefighter

A monthly review of our popular postings and the editorial cartoon.













January was an interesting month of issues for Backstep Firefighter as we looked at the vacant, abandoned building searches and hyped-up commentary as well as victim survivability profiling. Dave LeBlanc reminded us that a significant part of our job is search and… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on February 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

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