Category Archives: TACTICAL PROBLEM

Tactical Fire Problem – Forklift Inside a Warehouse

This week we have a forklift fire inside of a warehouse.

1.) Is this fire large enough to trip the sprinklers based upon the ceiling height?

2.) What are the types of fuel used in powering forklifts?

3.) What size lineĀ  (s) are needed and how long could the stretch be?

4.) What is your extinguishment plan?

5.) What are you going to do to protect the contents of the rack storage?

Tactical Fire Problem – Refinery Industrial Plant

This week The Tactical Fire Problem is an industrial terminal facility.

1.) How often do you preplan these types of facilities if they are in your area? If you do not have one is there one in your mutual aid response area?

2.) What will be your suppression plan?

3.) What additional resources will you need?

4.) What other agencies will you need to notify?

5.) Is this a working fire or a hazardous materials incident and which takes priority?


Tactical Fire Problem – Hazmat Spill At School

This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a Hazmat Spill in Front of an occupied school.

15 gallon metal can, unmarked, small growing pool of liquid and obvious off gassing and vaporization.

1.) Give your report.

2.) What resources will you need?

3.) Give 3 ways you will attempt to identify.

4.) What are you doing with the students and faculty?

5.) What agencies need to be contacted and notified?


Tactical Fire Problem – Motel

This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a motel fire in daytime hours.

This is a non sprinklered facility.

1.) Give the initial CAN report.

2.) What additional resources will be requested because of the nature of the occupancy?

3.) What are you going to do about the auto exposure to the floor 2 balcony?

4.) As the IC, how much time will it take you to get a primary on a 32 unit motel?

5.) What is your plan for displaced transient fire victims?

Tactical Fire Problem – Attached Garage

This week the Tactical Fire Problem is an attached Garage fire.

1.) Where does the first line go? What size?

2.) Because this is fairly modern construction what considerations should the IC have?

3.) What are the contents of a garage in a high end suburban neighborhood?

4.) Looking at the setback and grass area, how much line could be need for the stretch? Is it a pre-connect or more?

5.) What tactic does your department use for managing residential garage doors?