Bill Carey's Blog – October 2010 Archive (3)

Where's The Water? Delays and Reasons Why

A San Francisco apartment fire garnered a lot of attention from the customers about where the water was. Take this misunderstanding and turn it into a list of 'What if..." drills.

An apartment fire in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood became a short video sensation as it captured what appeared to be a delay in getting water onto the seat of the fire. As usual most comments about the firefighting, from civilians and firefighters,… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on October 22, 2010 at 12:15pm — No Comments

A Sarcastically Humorous Guide to Surviving Fire Forums

Cliffs Notes for Fire Forums. They were around long before Dummies.

Note: the following comments and opinions are mine and do not represent the views

of my employers. Or maybe they do. Unless you’re offended, then they

don’t. Either way, I’m thinking I’m not alone on some of these thoughts.…


Added by Bill Carey on October 7, 2010 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Nothing Good Happens At 3 A.M.

"Combat Ready" is not a slick ad slogan or an "aggressive" cliche. That call for bells at 0300 may be the only jump you get. How prepared will you be?

This week members of the District of Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire on the fifth floor of the eight-story Sarbin Towers in Northwest. First due companies arrived to find that two occupants had jumped from the fifth floor and others were in the windows. Some occupants had… Continue

Added by Bill Carey on October 2, 2010 at 9:59am — No Comments

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