From The Jumpseat: Hurry Up and Wait

10/09/2006
By Mark J. CotterWent to a multiple-family occupancy as part of our standard structure response for a report of "smoke in the building." Occurring on a weekday, in the early evening, the increased chance of residents in peril was matched by the ready availability of responding apparatus fully-staffed by volunteers from our three stations. The duty officer arrived first, reported nothing showing, established command, and then began the tedious task of giving assignments to each of the nine responding units (3 Engines, 2 Quints, 2 Medic units, a Rescue, and a Squad).Arriving on the second-in piece, a Quint, we were assigned the Truck duties of search – for the source of the smoke and potent...

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