I think you need to press him on why he is against it. BR>
It is unfortunate that an officer in this day and age can only fight fire on what the book says. We promote people to company officer ranks for the purpose of making tough decisions based on situations, not pages in a book. If the book was the only way.....then there would be no need to even have officers and this job would be taught to everyone in High School. I have been fortunate enough to have worked for the best company officers. You don't know them, but I'll never forget them. They were able to think on their feet, and make decisions based on signs and conditions, not on chapter 2.
If you have any expierence with what's now called the "Cleveland Load" this specific load can be adapted for high rise use .
Just a different perspective.
I think you need to press him on why he is against it. Safety is achieved in many ways if the door remains closed during the procedue no harm will occur. If you charge the line from below and have to drag a charged 2 1/2 line up a flight of stairs before you ever get near the fire are you putting a strain on the firefighters? How safe is that?