What do they have? A Vacant Storefront, 90+ degree temps outside and no exposure problems.
Not because this is my old department but examples of this reinforce the concept that some departments just "get it"!
This is an old storefront on the East Side of town. Probably built around the turn of the last century (1900). On the market, it's probably worth $50.000.00 and most of that is for the land the building is sitting on.
There are two types of building owners! Those that have and those that do not have fire insurance. The building owner had a decision to make as it relates to the purchase of insurance. Chief officers and first arriving company officers also have decisions to make. To blindly run into any building simply because smoke or fire is showing represents NTS or "Non Thinking Syndrome" as Billy Goldfeder calls it.
The current and previous administration of Toledo's fire department shows leadership and a caring for the men and women of the department by fostering an attitude that shows that there is dignity and honor in restraint. They get it!