Around 8:20 pm on Friday night, an apartment fire on Jersey Rd. was dispatched. Central alerted stations 16, 2, 1 and 74. B. Records responds and is first on scene as the ac on duty. Only establishes command once asked by central if he had command. Meanwhile equipment is responding, Records advises under control, however notifies Engine Tanker 1-1 on radio to investigate the 2nd floor, middle way, smoke coming from door possible food on stove ... he returned all equipment except engine and truck which was duty crew. All equipment was put in service before an engine crew investigated.
Anyone else think this is a little hinky? Why would you cancel man power and water that was already responding WITHOUT completing a proper investigation to determine the exact cause of smoke? What would have happened if it really was a fire? Is Records just trying to play hero again and not follow SOP's? Rather interesting how he cancelled the volunteer response, makes one wonder his motives and whether or not he is deliberately not utilizing a valuable resource of the volunteers. This man is going to get someone seriously injured or worse if these antics continue.