Howabout we leave the flap settings, ILS intercepts, and all that other cockpitting crap to you, and let us do the firefighting and the associated investigation into an incident that nearly killed four of us.
Does your department have an SOG for this? If none exists, then you are in luck. If you are a firefighter looking for a bugle, or a bugle looking for a band, here’s golden opportunity to prove you are a self-starter, a problem solver, a go-getter.
Many departments have “talked” about MAYDAY’s, maybe even practiced one on that burn down in September, remember? MAYDAY’s are like aircraft crashes- very rare but we’d better be ready to act decisively when they occur. This is when you need to be at your peak performance. It’s Showtime.
Another quarter of an inch shift in location, my neurologist explained, and my skull fracture would almost certainly have resulted in me becoming a quadriplegic. So I fully appreciate the “luck” that befell me on that warm spring day in May. But still…..
Finally, bugles and bagpipes for the New Haven 20 – Fire destroys a building that stood since before the war (The Revolutionary War) – Ladder bailout video show the value of training – all on today’s 360 Burn.