The recent post titled: Chicago: Anatomy of a Building and its Collapse has been receiving a considerable amount of attention as the post makes its way throughout the fire service eMedia sites, links, likes, shares and commentary circles, with over 6,000 views in the past 24 hours on various sites.
It furthers the premise that I have advocated my entire career and that is the fire service continues to recognize the need for increased knowledge, training, insights and skill sets related to building construction and its diametric relationship to firefighter, command risk management and operational safety.
And that we need to learn from each and every incident response,operation and run….Let’s continue to gain learnings and insights from not only this event, but from the vast resources of published LODD investigations, after-action reports, case studies, near-miss events and close-calls; for each has a lesson that we can use on our next call.
Remember: Building Knowledge = Firefighter Safety
Also on CommandSafety …
- Defining Buildings and their Inherent Characteristics – May 24, 2012
- 2004 PA Church Fire and Collapse: Situational Awareness and Collapse Zone Management – March 13, 2013
- Chicago Fire Department: Everyone Goes Home (official version) – December 28, 2011
- Identifying, Establishing and Managing Collapse Zones – March 30, 2013