Instructors: We can preach all we want-but if we don’t set the example by actions-our words are nothing but BS.
Firefighters burn to death annually at TRAINING BURNS.
This can very easily be fixed….if we wanna.
Full “modern-head to toe with no exposed skin” PPE-all the time…
…and a full and serious understanding that the goal is to not kill or seriously burn a participant…OR a Fire Instructor.
Never been burned wearing your “old gear” ? You got lucky.
Wanna play? Get a game.
Wanna do this job for a long time? Get smart.
These photos are from a live fire training burn in late 2007…..
(This submission to FirefighterCloseCalls.com was in memory and honor of FDNY Captain John Drennan, R.I.P.)