Relax…but the answer is yes. End of debate. Every FD changes…good or bad. And these days, what’s burning in the building is different than it was back in the day. By the way, if you are under 30, this is back in the day for you. Welcome. XOXO
TAKE SOME TIME and maybe even make this your “kitchen table” drill this week and WATCH and LISTEN to the Fire Chief of the largest and busiest combination fire department in North America, Chief Marc Bashoor of Prince Georges County Fire/EMS. Joining him is FDNY’s Captain Mike Dugan, FDIC/Fire Engineering’s Chief Bobby Halton and NIST’s Dan Madrzykowski …as they discuss the facts of what happened at the “57th Avenue” fire when several Firefighters were critically burned…what lessons were learned…and most importantly what CHANGES the Chief is leading.
—-listen to the excellent discussion amongst them where they discuss how things used to be….what tactics and tools were used in the past and how some of that is now coming full circle.
—-listen to the clear definition of BACKDRAFT and FLASHOVER that Dan provides.
1-WATCH THE VIDEO DISCUSSION HERE AND LEARN:
2-RELATED 3 PART ARTICLE ON THAT FIRE:
3-HERE IS THE 57th AVENUE FIRE REPORT: