Tactical Fire Problem – Motel

This week we have a fire in a wood frame in an un-sprinklered motel.

1.) How does your first alarm assignment stack up against the potential life safety problem here? What will you do about this deficit?

2.) What is the potential path of spread? Explain how you would prioritize you search? Floor above first? Adjacent units? Unit of origin?

3.) Based on your response to question 2, where does your first line go?

4.) How do you verify that everyone is accounted for from a civilian occupancy point of view?

5.) Consider that the best tactical choice you have with limited personnel may be to put the fire out as quickly as you can! Your circumstances dictate your procedures.

Pete Lamb
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