Firefighter Training, Firefighting

But They Said …

Issue 7 and Volume 171.

by MICHAEL N. CIAMPO Over the course of your career, you had better get used to the information you receive from the 911 caller, the bystander, or the person fleeing the scene being a little misleading. There are going to be times when civilians get right in your face and give you information on what they perceive to be the facts. Their voice and facial expressions will be so convincing that you take everything they say as the truth. In many instances, you follow up on the information they provide, and it turns out to be misleading or false.   : As we pulled into the block and got a whiff, we knew we had a job. Approaching the corner building from the opposite side with the tower ladder, the chauffeur had the sense to slow down on his approach to get a view of the side of the building…

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