This week an exterior truck fire near a building.
1.) A modern truck will have a number of fiberglass body parts and pretty good fire load within the cab.
2.) It appears by smoke from the roof of the box truck that there has been extension into the box. The side indicates it may be from a lumber company. Besides lumber what else might be carried in the truck?
3.) By knowing the businesses in the area you would know if the trucks are generally loaded from the night before, ready for morning delivery, or are they stored empty?
4.) If this truck becomes fully involved what additional problems exist in this scenario?
5.) What problems could exist in a truck fire that might be different then a standard automobile fire? Hydraulics, tires, rims, piston sizes etc.?
When you are out looking around your response area, don’t just focus on the buildings and access but look for other things like vehicle storage or outside material storage. The building fire you respond to my have started from the outside in!
Stay safe, and stay thinking!