Victims view of the John Nance Drill [Nov 22, 2012]
This is the view of the John Nance Drill from the victims perspective.
The John Nance drill is based on the death of John Nance of the Columbus (OH) Fire Department. Engineer John Nance was trapped in the basement of a commercial occupancy following a floor collapse. Despite the exhaustive efforts of multiple crews, Engineer Nance was unable to be removed from the occupancy prior to succumbing to the fire and its by-products. Several attempts were made in John's rescue attempt, including dropping a ladder in the hole for him to climb out. Unfortunately, John was too disoriented to complete his own extrication from the below-grade area.
We must learn from these tragedies so our Fallen Brothers live on through advancing knowledge, skills and abilities.
So That Others May Live...