Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Winds of Change, from the Floor of FRI

Fire suppression tactics must be adjusted for the rapidly changing methods and materials impacting all forms of building construction, occupancies and structures. The need to redefine the art and science of firefighting is nearly upon us.

Some things do stand the test of time, others need to adjust, evolve and change.

Not for the sake of change only, but for the emerging and evolving buildings, structures and occupancies being built, developed or renovated in our communities. he fire service is beginning to fully recognize the merits in adjusting, altering, and changing our strategic and tactical ways of doing business in the streets.

  • The traditional attitudes and beliefs of equating aggressive firefighting operations in all occupancy types coupled with the correlating, established and pragmatic operational strategies and tactics MUST not only be questioned, they need to be adjusted and modified;

  • Risk assessment, risk-benefit analysis, safety and survivability profiling, operational value and firefighter injury and LODD reduction must be further institutionalized to become a recognized part of modern firefighting operations.
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3 comments:

  1. Did you give another "thought provoking presentation" on the "build enviornment"? All your word twists makes reading your blog equal to watching a snooty infomertial salesmen who never says what the solution really is.
    Talk to the Street!

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  2. Anonymous; if that is your real name:
    Your post speaks to the idea that you, as a "street" firefighter wants to be talked down to.
    You know; writing is a SKILL, just as firefighting is a skill. With writing, you have to find the right words. With firefighting, you have to find the right tool/tactics to suppress the fire. Oops! Did I say "suppress"? I meant to say "put the fire out" for my street firefighters.
    Sorry, Charlie, but Chris puts a lot of hard work and effort into helping to educate firefighters everywhere.
    Your comments are selfish and unwarranted.
    If you don't understand, ASK.
    Take care.

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  3. Anonymous; if that is your real name:
    Your post speaks to the idea that you, as a "street" firefighter wants to be talked down to.
    You know; writing is a SKILL, just as firefighting is a skill. With writing, you have to find the right words. With firefighting, you have to find the right tool/tactics to suppress the fire. Oops! Did I say "suppress"? I meant to say "put the fire out" for my street firefighters.
    Sorry, Charlie, but Chris puts a lot of hard work and effort into helping to educate firefighters everywhere.
    Your comments are selfish and unwarranted.
    If you don't understand, ASK.
    Take care.

    ReplyDelete

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