Have you ever become lost in a burning structure?
It‘ll cause a pretty severe pucker factor, as my Air Force friends call it.
And, yes, becoming lost in a fire can easily be fatal.
Today, we’re going to hear from a captain in a volunteer department who found himself lost in a burning building.
In January 2019, Captain Alex Davis of the Lower Providence Fire Department responded to a working fire in a ski shop. The store is in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It’s a 6,000 square foot structure, built in 1950, with a second floor added in the 1970s.
Alex was on the second arriving unit, a quint.
He made entry with members of his crew, who carried the hoseline. In the confusion and darkness, he became separated from them. Alex called a mayday, but he did not panic. Thanks to good training, he was located and got out.