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...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Login here in the form below to access this article.

LOGIN TODAY

FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.