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Coal Was Wealth

Today I stumbled upon an interesting acronym COAL WAS WEALTH, which is a list of on-scene considerations for first arriving officers and command staff during a fire incident. The acronym stands for Construction, Occupancy, Area, Life hazard, Water, Auxiliary systems, Street conditions, Weather, Exposures, Apparatus and personnel, Location, Time and Hazards. Each segment of the acronym is important to understand and consider in order to accomplish tasks and tactics associated with a prolonged fireground progression....

January 28, 2023 ยท 3 min