A single lawsuit. That's all it takes. Even if your agency settles and gets off "light," it's the last place you want to be.
It's the age of the cellphone cam. Public opinion unfairly demands perfection - can your crews deliver? The last thing any department wants to do is to miss a rescue due to lack of experience.
So there was a third victim under the tree. An incomplete 360 size-up and none of the your members noticed. You're concerned - but how does your department train for this? Incidents like this can be created by RTC and your department can experience similar events.
(And you can document training.)
Don't tell them why you are requesting additional personnel or new apparatus
It took 20 years for Fire Service to recognize SCBAs as a vital tool and another 20 years for us to enforce mandatory use. Are you the Chief who would have waited?
SCBA. Extrication Tools. Gas Meters, Thermal Imaging. These were once "new", expensive "novelties." Now they are the standard.
We've consolidated the minutes. It's worse than we thought...
How do we get better at Critical Decision-Making skills?
Okay, you've got my interest - how much is this REALLY going to cost my department?
No Spam. No BS. Tell Us What You Need.