Posted on August 26, 2016 at 9:30am
Every time your company hits the street whether it's for a fire call, ems run, or training opportunities almost always present themselves to identify potential hazards in your area. This is especially true for hoarding conditions. As discussed in the previous post many size-up indicators of hoarding conditions can be easily found especially with contents that seem to "flow" from the structure. However no two scenes are ever the same, especially in differing urban and suburban environments,…Continue
Posted on August 7, 2016 at 12:26pm
Hoarding Conditions are more prevalent than you may be aware of. Taking a second during your 360 to take in some of these clues can pay off. Although nothing is ever truly set in stone on the fireground, more times than not the following can be a strong indicator of hoarding conditions.
Photo 1: Residential single family Dwelling in a "well to do" neighborhood.
Note the front entrance is blocked with overgrown bushes, out…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2016 at 1:30pm