Technical Rescue: Roundtable: Fire Department Response to Tornadoes

07/01/2013
Previously I asked a Roundtable question inquiring as to what policy your fire department has concerning tornado procedures as it relates to protecting you and your firefighters if a tornado strikes your station while you are on duty.  As you are aware, many areas in "Tornado Alley" have been devastated recently by tornadoes.  While writing this, I saw a report that conditions are ripe for a possible tornado in Virginia over the next few days. Two twisters touched down in New York City last September. Just because you are not "in the alley" does not mean you are not vulnerable. I hope your department has a tornado policy that covers protecting you when it str...

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