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  • #16
    Thanks for the suggestion Mikeyboy, I understand exactly what you mean and I know it would work but it would also reduce the usefulness of the 2 personnel as anchors.
    the problem we have in the UK is that no-one has any confidence in using guidelines, mainly due to not being able to use them properly !

    this means that they would rather not use them and as a result we are seeing firefighter deaths in large warehouses and places where it appears that crews got disorientated and could not get out.

    So we now have a culture in the UK where crews have never used guidelines properly at incidents and just say "guidelines are dangerous" because they don't know any better. They have never seen them used properly and safely and while we have this type of equipment on appliances, I believe we should be able to use it, if required without putting a greater risk on the lives of Fire crews.

    If we could secure the guidelines properly in the buildings where we may have to use them, this would make it safer for crews to search in an emergency and crews using guidelines properly would increase their confidence in them.
    I will keep trying to make them as safe as possible for crews to use but it appears that everyone in the UK knows the issues and is just hoping that if anything goes wrong when crews are using guidelines- it is in someone elses County.

    Thanks for all your comments- it is really appreciated.

    PS. these comments are my own personal opinions and should not be taken as the views and opinions of my employer.

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