Incident Audio: Occupants in an Abandoned Building & Strategic Shift

B Shifter

25-09-2023 • 35 min

We review audio from Las Vegas Fire/Rescue with a fire in a vacant building that's known to house the homeless. Crews are challenge with holes in the floor and other structural hazards during the 2nd alarm incident. We'll walk you through their response, from the arrival of the BC on scene first to  task assignments and the ensuing operations.

We'll also discuss the significance of the blue card principles in high-stakes situations like these. You'll get to understand the role of EMS in managing the medical side of things, and the decision-making process of an incident commander during this incident.

This episode features Josh Blum, Grant Light & John Vance.

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This episode was recorded in Minnetonka, MN on September 17, 2023