Leadership

Two Errors Responsible for Large Fire

Issue 11 and Volume 79.

Two Errors Responsible for Large Fire Transmission of First Alarm Following Still Alarm Poor Judgment; Failure to Cover Exposures at First Permits Fire to Spread From Car Barn into Adjacent Buildings THE fire described in the last issue of FIRE ENGINEERING featured two errors in judgment on the part of the company officer arriving with the still alarm assignment at a fire in a large car barn. The first of these was the failure to transmit a second rather than a first alarm following response on a still alarm assignment; and the second, the failure to cover exposures first instead of operating on the fire. The layout of the property involved is shown in Fig. 1 and Fig. 2, the first sketch indicating the relative proportions and placement of buildings while the latter sketch shows the location of the fire area and surrounding buildings. As described in the original account…

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