This week a look at a couple of training opportunities, and a serious discussion about fireground dangerous conditions.
Fireground size-up and safety program being held November 2, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. See more information at this link. http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/10/size-up-training-class-do-you-see-what.html
Second program being held at 7:00 PM Eastern on November 7, 2013 See more information and register here: http://petelamb.blogspot.com/2013/10/online-training-session-firefighter.html
For any more information, comments or questions please contact me at 774-987-9414 and leave a voicemail.
The dangerous conditions we will talk about are below:
Fire behind, below the attack team
Something that just doesn’t feel right on the scene
Limited ingress and egress situations
Size of the structure – water versus air supply
Been there too long – operations lasting greater than 10-15 minutes
Bad smoke – wrong color, wrong place, wrong movement
Lack of ventilation
If the crew cannot locate the fire
Floor or roof collapse stairway collapse
Collapse potential construction, occupancy, length of burn, lightweight materials, ankle deep water on floors, parallel chord truss, suspension columns, exposed steel
Electrical hazards gas utilities in general
Flying material- bouncing bricks
Flashover and backdraft
Conflicting information from multiple sources
The plan isn’t working, standard fire attack broken
Commercial is different from residential
Firefighters that are not ready.