This week we take a look at some of the challenges of fires in parking garages.
1.) Have you pre planned these type of facilities in your area. Use ropes to gather measurements for hose stretch length.
2.) Does the garage have standpipes? Are you familiar with the system? Is there a fire pump?
3.) If you are dispatched to a vehicle fire, what should you realistically expect on arrival? If you answered anything less than 3 vehicles involved you might be underestimating it.
4.) Have you trained on extending hand lines over your aerial, or putting a water thief on the end of the aerial to advance attack lines?
5.) Although there are many openings, what is your plan for exhausting smoke during and post fire attack?
Stay safe, and stay thinking!