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First-Due Battalion Chief: Information Is Vital

09/26/2012
by Daniel P. Sheridan While I was on medical leave recovering from surgery, I decided to start reading some things that I hadn't looked at in awhile. I reread for the fifth time Chief Vincent Dunn's Collapse of Burning Buildings, and when I was finished with that, I decided to tackle Francis Brannigan's Collapse for the Fire Service. I finished them both. My first day back to the firehouse was a quiet Sunday. The day tour was very uneventful, with just a few runs. The night tour continued to be very quiet as well.  At 0300 hours, the teleprinter in the battalion jumped to life, and the tones went off for the battalion to fill a 10-75 (working fire) in a commercial section of the boro...

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