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Don't wait to call 911

January 6 2006 at 11:14 AM
Jeff  (Login JeffKurtz)
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I'm glad that everyone involved is okay.

Just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents here. The article states that the crew tried to fight the fire themselves. When they finally realized they couldn't win they called for the fire department.

Please don't wait to call for help. Delaying the call risks the ship and the crew. Undoubtedly, the crew's efforts helped mitigate the situation, but it sounds like they had enough people on board to fight the fire and send someone to call for help.

The article also mentions how unusual it is for us inland firefighters to fight a fire on board a ship. That's why we should encourage the firefighters and EMS personnel in all of our ports of call, including Evansville, to train on board the LST 325.

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