...In 2002, the Rescue Squad began doing what is known as “fire standbys,” or responding to fully involved fires to ensure firefighters have water and other essentials when battling extreme temperatures and the elements.
In the last year, the squad has stepped up those efforts and created a standard to follow. Adam Justus, assistant chief with the Rescue Squad, said the squad now has better guidelines.
“When a firefighter uses up a tank of oxygen, they come in to get assistance from us; they get checked out, vital signs and other checks,” he said. ...Read the full article