LA Fire Department Battalion 4 visited the SCMA Meeting on July 10, 2013 and showed us his vehicle and demonstrated how the LAFD would respond to a major fire. Thanks to Battalion Chief Ed Bushman and EIT Firefighter Andy Vidovich for spending the time with us and answering numerous questions.
EIT’s (Emergency Incident Technicians) are used in only 50% of the command teams due to budget cuts. Battalion 4 is assigned one due to their area covering Los Angeles International Airport. Together, the Chief and EIT work together as a superb team to organize and command major fire incidents.
Thanks also to SCMA Member MossY (LA-161) for setting everything up!
Photos by Rich Sauer LA-104 and Mossy LA-161