Things are getting really crazy here in my world. With the countdown to FDIC looming, medic class, part-time work, and the regular family stuff I haven’t had a lot of time to do much else.
A lot of time when you are busy it is the little things that either make you or break you. Much like in fires it is the little things. Now a lot can be said or not said about this video but the thing I wanted to point out is the firefighter with the helmet cam stopped to get a line from under a tire so that it could get into place. While this may be insignificant to some, and it probably did not make or break this fire it could make or break the next one.
Sure Engine work is not always glamorous, especially when you not first due, but supporting that first line and first engine are vital, and if not practiced on the mundane calls will never play out properly on the big ones. So no matter who you are (truck, engine, chief) water still puts out fire and if the first line does not get into place then the incident is going to crumble.
Again hope to see you all come out to FDIC and come see my class Wednesday of the conference at 3:15pm. As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and STAY SAFE!