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Firefighter Training: Lessons Learned at FDIC 2013

By Jerry Knapp Photo by Tom Bierds When we arrived on the scene, there was fire from the shrubs in front to the peak of the roof of the house and heavy fire out every door and window. Initial dispatch was for a mulch fire but at an unusual time, 0145 hours. En route, police reported that the front of the house was involved, so we were expecting an exterior fire involving the vinyl siding. Instead it was a house fully involved. I asked the police officer if everyone was out and he said yes. I asked if he was sure and he said yes, definitely. That was a real relief, because it would have been a body bag job for sure. The 360 revealed there was no chance of getting in anywhere and less chan...

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