05/25/12 67 W, 2 I - + 6 - 7 Portrait or Landscape?

Here's an artsy shot from last night's house fire on Fieldcrest Drive. That's Engine 16's supply line to Engine 9. But is the picture better turned on its short end (portrait) or long end (landscape)? Someone schooled in art theory can probably explain which one "works" better. Can't decide, myself. And no cheating by turning your head sideways! Click to enlarge:


We can have some fun with semantics. Lee Wilson called this fire a sixth-alarm equivalent. Looking at resource list, and excluding the relief and overnight companies, should it now be called a seventh-alarm equivalent? But that’s in 2007 terms. What’s the equivalent in 2012, where dispatch assignments have since been expanded? Fifth-alarm equivalent? Now let’s get historical and go back to the old “two engines, one ladder” method of computing alarm levels. Or “two engines” once you ran out of ladders. Ninth-alarm equivalent, no?
Legeros - 05/25/12 - 08:34

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