This week The Firefighter Training Podcast talks about going defensive on the fireground. We discuss some scenarios, and the consequences of having to go defensive as well as the mindset and effect on the troops.
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)?