01/07/10 36 W, 1 I - + 13 - 10 Jack

Last week was quiet, this week's become busy. Here's Ladder 4 at this morning's high-rise apartment fire at 116 St. Mary's Street. See more photos and read more about it.

In the photo section of this call it was written that “EMS Command” was established. Not to be technical, but with accountablility and unified command being increasingly important, there should only be one command established with EMS Operations being a branch under Command. Could have just been a typo though…?
rookie - 01/08/10 - 06:52

Thanks for calling to my attention. The phrase in question reads “EMS command and apparatus staging on St. Mary’s Street.” And it can imply that EMS command was established. More accurate language might read “EMS command staff and apparatus staging on St. Mary’s Street.” Or “Medical branch and apparatus staging on St. Mary’s Street.”

Now, that particular sentence can also be read that EMS apparatus only was St. Mary’s Street. I originally wrote same as “EMS command on St. Mary’s Street. Apparatus staging on St. Mary’s Street.”

And, really, each sentence could be written a number of different ways. And, and, each summation reflects my knowledge (or ignorance) of what happened on scene, and how things typically work on scene. Well, plus any typos, omissions, or oops.

Thanks for your note, Rookie.
Legeros - 01/08/10 - 07:37

I think knowledge would prevail over ignorance in your case, just thought I would mention it to keep everyone, including my use of terms honest.
rookie - 01/08/10 - 08:49

I appreciate it. Thanks again.
Legeros - 01/08/10 - 08:53

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