FDIC 2012: Riley Highlights Red Flags on the Fireground

"Ninety-nine percent of what goes wrong on the fireground is preventable," declared Ricky Riley at his Monday morning FDIC 2012 workshop, "Red Flags on the Fireground." The Clearwater (FL) Fire & Rescue operations chief said if it's predictable, it's preventable. Together with Larry Schultz, a retired officer of the District of Columbia Fire Department and fellow instructor in the Traditions Training organization, Riley reviewed videos of fires illustrating fireground conditions that the incident commander should recognize as "waving red flags." These indicate potential dangerous incident situations that must be addressed. The presenters cited the Nation...

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