The following is from the FDNY Bureau of Training:…
PLEASE NOTE: Of everything your read below, please pay attention to this part:
“We are the FDNY – we play to win.”
….a mantra that every firefighter, fire officer and every department should embrace-and can embrace- as their own when aggressively focused at every level on those who count on us.
Here is the message…
“Today, we pause and reflect on the tragic fire yesterday in the Bronx. We reflect on the value of our members and their dedication. We also reflect on their training – the foundational cornerstone which prepares and positions our members to perform under even the most demanding of conditions. There were many heroic and amazing actions inside and outside the fire building by both fire and EMS members.”
“Outside our members were removing victims from the tip of a 35-foot ladder in the rear, they had perfectly positioned aerial ladders enabling multiple rescues in the front, all while many others were rendering patient care and performing CPR on an unimaginable number of children and adults.”
“Inside, our members overcame several obstacles while locating and extinguishing the fire and searching for occupants. Immediately, our members encountered multiple victims in need of removal. Simultaneously, we searched the numerous apartments with only one elevator for most of the time. Despite our Herculean effort, sometimes the results don’t match the intensity, dedication, training, and absolute effort of our members.”
“This day – at this fire – was one of those occasions. We are the FDNY – we play to win. This winning mindset entails many small tactical nuances executed proficiently to position us to achieve the greatest possible outcome.”
This includes the following which were executed and evident with great skill in the Bronx
• Exceptional apparatus positioning in front of the building.
• Proactive and timely request for additional resources.
• Proper use of our PPE.
• The FAST truck being ready to go to work with proper tools.
• Efficient, effective and proper use of portable ladders.
• Employing lifesaving vent enter isolate and search (VEIS) tactics even under extreme conditions.
• Units promptly reporting into the command post.
• Fire CFR units and EMS units working together to save lives.
Deputy Assistant Chief Frank Leeb – Chief of the Fire Academy – Command Chief 1/9/2022.
Take Care. Be Careful. Pass It On.