My dept was only a cover assignment for this structural call yesterday: But when we heard over the radio – “Chief do I understand you have a man down there?” sent chills down all our spines. Just thought you should know that Dave Beatty went down right at the bus at the scene and they immediately started CPR and cardioversion X 3. Dave was rescucitated by EMS on the scene and transported. He came back enough to try and fight off the rescuers and his O2 mask. This is all we know at this point – all second and third hane mind you but still too close for comfort. A very lucky firefighter.
Always have EMS on the scene for any reported structure for the FD. If you need more for civilians then get additional resources to the scene.