Actually, dumba$$, the OCFD didn't change a damn thing after the two brothers were killed. OFD and other depts had already adopted the Phoenix system of Incident command but OCFD refused to use any IC system at all. The written system was offered to the training chief. He said he was working on one. Years later there was still no written SOP manual. OCFD refuses to take units out service to allow them to train for even half a day with other units and relies on the station Lts to train the troops. There is virtually no hands on multi-company training.As long as we are bringing up our passed heroes...OCFRD lost two men in the 80's and it changed tactic books all over the country. Live and learn. Only a few years ago OFD trainers killed to of Osceola's bravest by NOT learning from the past and being STUPID. Orlando NEEDS a change before their "tradition" kills others. Just sayin'.
The two who died in Osceola County were killed because the training officer in charge of Osceola hot boxed the fire and used foam mattresses as fuel..unbeknownst to OFD, who was not in charge of the training.
OFD has a superior training and safety record and has lost one chief when a building collapsed in 1971. OCFD killed two good men at a gift shop fire that, from arrival, had obvious signs of a draft condition in the cockloft of the building. The two newer guys had not been trained in draft situations and were never taught not to open up a building or not to pull a ceiling if there was a draft conditon above. They entered the building, pulled the ceiling and the building drafted, bringing the roof down on them. The failure was due to improper incident command and incompetent or no training at all.
OFD ffs complain that OFD is really the "Orlando Training Dept" because they train so much. OCFD still gets on trussed apt. roofs, makes exterior attacks, and stands outside and makes plans of what to do while the building burns. The crews are ready to do the job but the chief officers, who are not up to speed and can't make a decision, won't allow it.
I could go into more but why bother. If you work for OCFD or OFD you know what I'm talkng about.