Ultimately there needs to be further discussion on how to better improve safety during these events. That discussion should result in national consensus standards such as NFPA 1451 and 1500 incorporating provisions for these programs. To simply hope nothing bad happens is not an option that any fire department can afford to take.
Two Texas fire lieutenants have died after being trapped in a structure fire at a Knights of Columbus Lodge fire. Lt. Eric Wallace called for help from inside the building as he was low on air. Lt. Greg Pickard who led a rescue team to assist Wallace was also trapped when the roof collapsed.
After a fire in an apartment building fire inspectors identified 78 fire code violations and the owners have been fined $150,000 which is the maximum allowed under state law. Further the owners have been ordered to fix the issues by March 2 and pay the full fine but previous orders have been ignored.