Firefighter Survival: Expect Fire

02/27/2013
By Lance C. Peeples "Engine 7, Snorkel 13 respond 750 Adams Street for an automatic alarm. Time out 02:05." Messages such as this are transmitted thousands of times a day to fire stations throughout the country. Ninety-nine percent of the time, firefighters respond, perform a quick walkthrough, find some minor cause, reset the alarm and head back to the house just in time for the evening meal. This article is not about those runs, but about the one where we encounter a fire; the fire where there are kids trapped in the back bedroom, there are burglar bars on the house, and an unfriendly guard dog waiting. It's two o'clock in the morning, 1° above zero and there are six inches of...

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