Construction Concerns: Supervisors and Concealed Spaces

Article and photos by Gregory HavelEmergency services supervisors are assumed to hold these positions because they are better trained and better educated than the majority of their organization members. We can hope that they have the fortitude to assume the role of “designated grown-up” when things become chaotic at the station or at the scene of an emergency. These statements should be true at all levels, from team leader or company officer through chief officers, including the chief of the department and incident commander. In firefighting, the great majority of our fires involve a single room and contents in residential occupancies. The operating procedures we use at t...

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