How’s your damage control training program? Is it ready to face the likes of what caused this damage? Ready for something that lasts longer than a standard GQ battle problem – measured in days not hours or minutes? Oh and about the PRT program too…



  1. JoeC

    On a prosaic note:

    Having been in a couple of fire damaged edifices, I hope the photographer was wearing some sort of respirator, the residual stench must have been something else.

    I (when I was a CE) took a tool box into a fire damaged computer room once for a brief inspection, then left. I placed that toolbox in the back of my station wagon. For the next 10 years (I had that car 12), on humid days, I could still catch a whiff of smoke.

    That poor photographer probably had to burn those clothes and replace his shoes. Just hazards of the trade I suppose……

  2. Steeljawscribe


    Concur. When we went back into the Pentagon after the fires were out we had to wear a mask and protective clothing because of the toxins released by the fire and by the mold (which was quite varied, ranging from the spotted black variety that had climbed halfway up the walls to the roped variety hanging from the overhead). For a long time afterwards you still smelled the smoke and to this day the whiff of smoke one gets from a doused campfire, BBQ grill, etc. brings memories of that awful time crashing back on the present. Ditto the air “freshener” that was deployed in coffee-can size canisters around the building…
    – SJS

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