Leadership

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

Issue 6 and Volume 142.

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE VOLUNTEERS CORNER “ENGINE 361 is command on the scene at 811 Aaron Avenue with fire on the first floor of a two-story frame residence. Exposure 1 is Aaron Avenue; exposure 2, a two-story frame residence at 25 feet; exposure 3, a onestory frame garage at 30 feet; exposure 4, a l 1/2-Story frame residence at 200 feet. Initiating an offensive attack.” After a rapid size-up, Captain Weed orders the 1 3/4-inch preconnect advanced. “Take the line in the back door,” he orders. This is done for several reasons: to protect the unburned portions of the first floor between the fire and the stairway; to avoid pushing additional heat, smoke, and fire gases up the stairwell; and to drive the fire in the front living room out of the soon-to-be ventilated bay windows and not deeper into the residence. At the rear door, the firefighters stop to…

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