This video comes to us from the guys over at Traditions Training http://blog.traditionstraining.com/. All over the nation we hear that fireground tasks can not be completed due to poor staffing levels. While staffing is a factor in a lot of what we do, we can not use it as an excuse to not get the work done. Mr. and Mrs. Smith do not care how many people come to the fire, they just want results. So when faced with limited man power you need to get creative, set your fireground priorities to your staffing levels, and just plain work hard. This is still a blue-collar job, education is important and we need people with brain power to negotiate for better pay and staffing, but at the end of the day this job is completed by the grunts in the trenches sweating, bleeding, etc.
So take a good look at what an organized, well-trained fireman can do by himself in a short amount of time. If you have any other tips or tricks relating to this or any other topic please feel free to share them. Thanks for reading, stay safe, and vote for me for Blog of The Year Starting Jan. 24, 2010 http://firecritic.com/2011/01/blog-of-the-year-contest-the-nominated-blogs/#