Tactical Problem – House Fire with a victim

We are looking at a rather small house fire and while we are making the size up, things change rapidly.

1.) What impact does the live, and critically burned female have on your first due crews capabilities? How many personnel to treat her and be removed from firefighting duty?

2.) What would cause a young woman to stay inside the structure so long as to endanger her own life?

3.) Based upon your first due resources is a greater alarm warranted ?

4.) Based upon the size of the structure and information from this victim, how long do you think it will take to do the search? (in minutes)
Consider fire conditions.

5.) Based on the facts of a known burn victim, and probable other victims, do you think there has been a delay in alarm? What does a delayed alarm mean to the first due crew?

Pete Lamb
Copyright 2014