Case Study 3

Unit III Case Study
The Scenario:
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.