Summit (CO) Fire Seeks Better Guidelines After Firefighter Death


According to Summit Fire’s internal investigation into Ken Jones’ death, none of the department’s standard-operating guidelines were violated during the operation, reports Summit Daily.

Summit Fire is already working to update its standard-operating guidelines to better address cases like Jones’. The fire department doesn’t have guidelines for general roof operations.

Summit Fire is working with the national safety institute to develop new guidelines, which could include things like tethers or requiring partners in those situations, among other possibilities.


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