Know your occupancies!
What is this flammable liquid on the floor and is that a gas fed burner?
How do you shut off the gas to a room or an area?
Where are the SDS’s kept and can you get access to them?
Are there are flammables, or worse yet toxic materials?
This is a large commercial boiler emanating lots of black smoke.
What is your plan?
Water or no water?
What is your black smoke removal plan for a building of this size?
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)?
1.) How does the size of this building change your response and initial operations?
2.) if you do not have one of these buildings does your mutual aid department have one you might have to respond to?
3.) How do you manage extended hose stretches in your department? When was the last time you reviewed that?
4.) What are the fire ground safety issues associated with this scenario?
5.) How long might you be on scene for this incident?
This week we look at a wood frame building with fire on floor 2.
1.) What is your first report (C A N) and how important is the 360?
2.) Think about how you would deploy your first alarm assignment in your department?
3.) Where does the first line go and why?
4.) How long would it take to conduct primary search on ALL floors?
5.) Where does the second line go?
This week The Tactical Fire Problem involves a light plane crash off airport.
1.) One of your members with his POV is trying to remove at least 1 occupant. You have just arrived and apparatus is 5 minutes away. One other member has arrived on scene and is at the front of the plane. What is your plan?
2.) How much fuel could be on this small aircraft and where is the fuel carried or stored?
3.) What agencies need to be notified?
4.) What is the role of law enforcement in this case?
5.) What resources will you need and how long will you be on scene?
This week The Tactical Fire problem is a boat fire in a marina.
1.) What is the original report?
2.) In the absence of a fire boat or any marine capability, what is your action plan for suppression?
3.) What is the environmental impact of using foam in this scenario? Does that factor into your decision?
4.) What type and how much fuel can you expect to find on a large recreational boat?
5.) What additional safety precautions must be taken when operating on dock areas?
This week The Tactical Fire Problem is an abandoned building under renovation
1.) What is your initial C A N report?
2.) What size line and where does it go?
3.) What are the challenges of a 50/50 renovated building?
4.) What are the unique features of building construction that you need to be aware of?
5.) Could it be likely that renovation materials could be stored in the unused portion? What does that do to fire load and access?
This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a modern house with people trapped on upper floors.
1.) What is your initial report?
2.) How do you deploy the crew of 2 engines and 1 ladder?
3.) Which is the person in the most danger on arrival?
4.) What construction issues could cause problems?
5.) Is there any collapse potential and if so where?
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?