Brothers and Sisters, I'm going to light this fuse in the Pandora's box and CSF groups and let everyone have a say:
Setting: Two story private dwelling, 02:00! Heavy smoke visible on the #1 floor, on the first company's arrival, Mom outside pointing at bedroom window #2 floor, you all have the picture!
Problem/Decision you make the call: We all know what VES is and how it is supposed to work. You are the officer of the first due, your company has had approximately 1.5 hours of Academy conducted VES training only. Do you as the officer or the firefighter, charge up a ladder or?