Tactical Problem – Recycle Facility

1.) Fire appears to be contained to machine only. What could be in the debris pile?

2.) Are you prepared to fight a machine fire that is contained within a structure?

3.) All of the heat and smoke will collect way over your head, how will you overhaul the pile if you need to?

4.) Do you know how to operate the machinery to overhaul the debris pile, or do you have civilians do it wearing SCBAs?

5.) If you do not have a recycling facility, do you have large composting facilities, mulch facilities or anything else that could cause deep seated fires. What’s. Your plan? Do you use enhanced water supply (Class A Foam)?

Tactical Problem – Warehouse

 

1.) How does the size of this building change your response and initial operations?

2.) if you do not have one of these buildings does your mutual aid department have one you might have to respond to?

3.) How do you manage extended hose stretches in your department? When was the last time you reviewed that?

4.) What are the fire ground safety issues associated with this scenario?

5.) How long might you be on scene for this incident?

Firefighter Training Podcast – Einstein’s Theory

This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about the quote that is attributed to Einstein that says the definition of insanity is completing the same action over and over and expecting different results.

I have a conversation with Joe Starnes from Kill The Flashover Project and we venture into a variety of fire service areas.

This is not a fireground operational episode.

"Changing the fire service, one mind at a time"