Category Archives: TACTICAL PROBLEM

Tactical Fire Problem – Multi-Story with Fire Escapes

This week The Tactical Fire problem is a multi-story older building with fire escapes.

1.) What is your initial report?

2.) How would you deploy your manpower of 2 engines and 1 ladder initially?

3.) Does your department have training and or SOPs for operating on fire escapes?

4.) Name 2 methods for extending hose lines on the exterior over fire escapes.

5.) What does the age of this building indicate about fire spread potential?

 

Tactical Fire Problem – Civil Unrest

This week The Tactical Fire Problem involves open street fires during civil unrest.

 

1.) Have you had any combined training with law enforcement to understand the complexities of civil unrest? In today’s day and age the spark or trigger for an event can occur without warning.

2.) Are you prepared to decon law enforcement officers from tear gas and foreign compounds or bodily fluids and waste thrown at them?

3.) There needs to be an extremely tight ICS and command system established. Do you have members that freelance during normal operations?  What are they going to do in this case? What is there are civilians or LE down?

4.) What is your plan if you are asked to use water to disperse people, or to use your apparatus for cover?

5.) Where can you get valid training on this topic to brief your personnel?

Tactical Fire Problem – Bomb Squad Standby

This week the Tactical Fire Problem is an explosion after a standby assisting the police and bomb squad.

 

During a standby you and the on scene crews hear a large explosion and this is the scene.

Have a discussion about all of the potential issues facing you now. Have you trained with the PD and bomb squad? Do you even know how to remove a Bomb suit? Is there decontamination that needs to be done? When you do these LE standbys are you set up for DECON.

Lots to talk about in this week’s scenario.

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 line  (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?