A reminder from the past
Recently, I posted a blog article where I was concerned about the fire brigade delaying the extinguishment of a fire while they were fluffing around seeking authority to hire an excavator to knock down the walls of the building which would speed up the process.
One of our senior risk surveyors, a retired long standing fire officer, shared the following photographs with me from ANZAC Day 1968 in Sydney where the Buckingham’s department store on the corner of Oxford Street and Riley Street caught fire and the wall consequently collapsed. It shows the danger of a free falling wall during fire extinguishment and effect that knocking down the walls of a building can have on the fire fighting efforts.
To lose an hour seeking funding from the owners of the building to me is bordering on social negligence.