Two firefighters were en route to a preplan, standing on top of the turntable (ladder truck). As the company approached a railroad bridge, both had to duck to avoid the top of the bridge. Although an engine company crew following directly behind the ladder witnessed the behavior they decided to take no action. However, an off-duty firefighter was driving on the same street and happened to pass by as these firefighters had to duck down. He called the fire chief to report the problem. The fire department had a written SOG/SOP requiring all personnel to ride in the cab and wear seat belts whenever the engine was in motion. Every member working that day failed to take any action and speak up conveying any concerns despite witnessing the improper behavior.
An effective method for learning about fire and emergency services safety and survival is to review and analyze case studies. Case study assignments give students the opportunity to relate concepts to practical situations. Case studies also require students to use analytical and problem solving skills to examine what has happened and why it has happened. A case study is not just the recount of the issues and problems; it is also the detailing of solutions and recommendations to fix the problems. This is where you demonstrate your knowledge of the theory in your course and your ability to relate it to practical situations.
Instructions for Case Studies III
In your responses, please identify the following:
Major issues: Identify the major problems including their causes in this section, so you can identify appropriate
Potential solutions: This section evaluates potential solutions for the identified key problems. Often there is
more than one solution, so it is useful to evaluate each solution in terms of its advantages and disadvantages.
This will also assist in determining your recommendations.
Recommendations: This section should outline your recommendations based upon the given solutions for each
of the identified problems.
Your assignment should meet the following guidelines:
A minimum of 400 words
Formatted using APA Style