Tactical Fire Problem – Trash Chute Fire

This week the tactical Fire Problem is a Trash Chute. These were commonly found in late 60’s and 70’s construction in mid and high rise structures. If you have any of these or respond mutual aid to one, check it out.

1.) Lets assume you are on floor 4 and the door appears wedged open. How can you slow smoke spread?

2.) What can you do to clear a blocked chute?

3.) What companies and how many do you send to the lowest level room, or incinerator?

4.) Is a confined small fire in the chute the potential for greater alarms?

5.) What affect does the construction of the building have on this incident?


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Accountability Systems

This week the panel will discuss the different accountability systems used by each department. We will talk about what works, how it works, and how it interfaces with Incident Command as well as mutual aid departments. We will also talk about conducting PAR at incidents.

Leave comments and suggestions here at the Events page or leave a YOUTUBE comment to interact with the panel.

You can also watch live or watch any of our archives atfirefightingtoday.com.


Firefighting Today Weekly Roundtable – Fire Service Icons

This week the panel will discuss some great fire service leaders from their past and their legacy. Names like Lloyd Layman, Keith Royer, Frank Brannigan, Emanuel Fried, George D. Post, James O Page and others.

Leave a comment on the events page for who you think should be mentioned. Leave a Youtube comment to interact with the panel, or watch us live at firefightingtoday.com.

SPECIAL NOTE: We will now have three roundtables per month. The last Sunday of the month will not be a public hangout and will be used by the team for planning and review purposes.