Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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.
FireRescue1 Senior Editor Jamie is at the show and twittering about it at http://twitter.com/firerescue1. Follow @FireRescue1 or just check the widget in the sidebar here on The Kitchen Table.
Fellow TKTers including Rich Gasaway and Christopher Naum are also at the show. If you're attending, visit the FR1 team at booth #4714, and let us know what your plans in the comments.
Photos of the opening events are online here: http://www.firerescue1.com/FRI-2009-slideshow/, and full FR1 coverage of FRI 2009 is here: http://www.firerescue1.com/Fire-Rescue-International-2009