Big difference

I’m at a training class and we’re running scenarios. An animated picture of a mosque bombing is on the screen.

“OK, this is a mosque where you have a report of a bomb explosion. Who wants to be the first unit on scene, give an arrival report and describe your priorities?”

Someone on the other side of the room offers, “I’ll go.”

“Go ahead.”

“Engine 1 on scene of a synagogue with smoke showing on the alpha side…”

I perked up. I can sense a sudden, slight tension in the room but no one says anything. From an incident standpoint, it’s not that big of a deal. But as far as general knowledge is concerned, this is pretty bad.

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