I'm not buying any of this. ICS, for both police and fire, has been a national standard for DECADES now. Every incident has an identifiable Incident Commander. This whole incident is devolving further into the absurd, as if it could actually get worse. Yet, here we are.
I have never heard of anyone assuming command of an incident without the requisite communication tools. Just when I think things cannot get worse regarding this Chief, things take a turn for the worse.
This is not even plausible. They were receiving 911 calls from adults and children IN the affected classrooms. I've answered 911 phones. This information gets passed along to the IC. Either 911 FAILED to pass along the information OR 911 did pass along the information, but the information was...
If he may have acquired it during the "blue card" days, I'd fugedaboutit, use the firearm and not fa-10 it. If anything is ever said in the future, he should simply say that the blue card was filed. End of story.