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I have posted two scenarios now that depict a specific scenario that centers around search.  Each has a quick video showing the building and fire. Each has a floor plan of the building (or a close proximity). There is a quick explanation of the scenario and a few questions asking how you would search this building. 

This is supposed to be an interactive learning tool designed to allow you to participate by first thinking of what you would do in the same scenario and then answering the questions.  Then, coming back a few times, reading what others have said they would do and then adding comments concerning what you think about your and others posts. Not criticizing, not in a mean or demeaning way, but in a way that simply illustrates how and what you would do and why or why not what others would do would or would not work in your department. No pot-shots! No name calling! No right or wrong responses! 

Search is a complicated evolution and there is almost always more than one right way to conduct it.  I know that firefighters are not shy.  I also know that they love to express their opinion.  In my opinion, this is a great opportunity to see a problem, come up with your solution and then compare it to other firefighters solutions.  In that way, you and I may learn of other ways to “skin the cat” or reinforce what you currently are doing.   

I am very pleased that of the two scenarios I have posted so far, almost 3000 firefighters have viewed them.  I am equally disappointed that only three firefighters have had the “nads” to state their opinion on what they would do.  Please, stick your neck out and help others learn. Post your comments.    


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