what mistakes did you make and had a successful out come

i had my first fire at work 2 weeks ago today, a hot billett fell under a press and ignited a shovel in the basement and the oil under the floor grates, now i see why the said you never turn your back on a fire. i used 2 dry chem extinguishers. after i used the first one the fire flashed up on me, and again after the second one, until i was able to get a hose line to knock it down

the only ppe i had was an MSA AIRHAWK industrial air pack.

i had no head protection, a polyester shirt and pants with two layers of sweats underneath and alone into a confined space
which should have flashed

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Comment by steve price on January 22, 2008 at 7:45pm
first of all no hard feelings. second of all my worksite does not supply any type of ppe except bloodborne and respirtory
also my co-worker had to stay at the security desk incase it did hit the fan which it could have if i had taken the time to go to my truck and grab the city owned gear i carry not to mention i did not have a full bottle and it seemed to last ten minutes
Comment by Paul Montpetit on November 24, 2007 at 6:19pm
oops amost forgot....I see the Firefighters prayer and the 23rd psalm mentiones....keep jumping before you leap and we might have to hear the pipes playing Amazing Grace...Sorry if I was a little hard Brother...but that stuff scares me to death....Please be careful...Paul
Comment by Paul Montpetit on November 24, 2007 at 6:16pm
OK...HERE GOES BROTHER....YOU REALLY f-CKED UP...What were you doing going inside without FULL PPE..??AND you went in alone...??? Oh man.....was there a threat to loss of life..?Take this lesson and learn from it....heaven is full of good intentions....Stay safe brother and remember,,,FULL PPE..!!! and NEVER, NEVER go it alone unless there is life loss facing you.....Paul

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