Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Campus Sprinkler Demo Gone Bad

The gear worn by three firefighters caught fire during the public display at Gallaudet University. One of those firefighters, a sergeant with the DC Fire & EMS Department's Engine 6, spent the night in the MedStar Burn Unit of the Washington Hospital Center.
A Plexiglas draft curtain set up to hold in the heat and smoke burned and dripped onto the firefighters sent in to put out the fire in the unsprinklered side of the demonstration.
  • There was no backup line
  • There was no Safety Officer
  • There was No Formal Briefing

Remember, Never Take Any of These Things for Granted - Ever!!

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