First of all I apologize for the lack of activity for the last few days. I was at the NASCAR race for 3 days, and of course yesterday was the opening NFL weekend. There are very few things I like more than the fire department but sports is one of them. My wife would even describe herself as a “Sports Widow”. Now back to business!
The above video from the Prince Georges County Maryland area is entitled “Aggressive Interior Attack”. While the video is short what you do see is an ADVANCED fire and companies stretching two 1 1/2 lines and going interior.
This in my opinion is not the definition of “Aggressive Fire Ground Operations”. First of all if even if this is older construction when a fire is this advanced collapse potential is HIGH. Second with this much advanced fire the chance to save life or property is ZERO. Third if you are going to go at this fire head on take the appropriate line.
So again my opinion these firefighters were risked to save nothing, and went after an elephant with a sling shot. The only thing that was accomplished at this fire was SELF SATISFACTION, no one else benefitted from these actions and make no mistake about it “luck” was much more of a success factor in this fire having a positive outcome than “skill”
That’s what I think, I want to know what you think. Aggressive, or something else? Leave some feedback in the comments section, or shoot us an email, and as usual spread the word about the blog!