Once again, another opportunity shared with us so you/we/us can all learn.
This is an anatomy of a MayDay that occurred on November 27, 2018 to Dallas Fire-Rescue Department on an apartment fire. It includes interviews and fireground footage with key players explaining their perspective.
BY THE WAY…remember…this is DALLAS, not necessarily yours/mine or our department.
So What Does That Mean?
It means that when looking at these case studies and reviews, some of it will apply to us all and some aspects of any incident (and any recommendations) are applicable based upon the specific departments resources.
For example, if you department runs with 2-3 firefighters on an apparatus, and only one other engine responding on a dwelling fire—then make sure you consider that when comparing events such as this to YOUR own unique first alarm assignment, staffing, resources etc etc.
OR if your department runs with 10-15 Firefighters on a high rise fire-then you must consider that factor compared to say a report or story about, FDNY, who can muster 100 Firefighters in just a few minutes.
While there is loads for each of us to learn from this incident, thanks to Dallas Fire-Rescue for sharing-it’s important when considering an incident, policies, training etc-that our thinking (in comparison) must match our local departments polices, alarm assignments, resources…in other words: YOUR local reality.
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