RESIDENTIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE:reordering priorities

12/01/2005
BY MICHAEL BRICAULTAsk any firefighter what the most important function at a structure fire is, and the answer almost unanimously would be “saving lives.” Not many will argue against the fundamental reason for our existence as firefighters. But, if we are carefully noticing activities at a structure fire, we would observe that the actions of those operating on the scene sometimes paint a slightly different picture. Actions do speak louder than words, and our most important function, search and rescue, appears to be the area in which we have the least expertise. It seems that if a search is carried out at a residential fire, more times than not it is conducted haphazardly and g...

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