This week you have been called to a fire in a restaurant kitchen. Alarms are sounding in the building, but many patrons have not evacuated.
1.) What items would you normally take in to investigate this alarm if you had nothing showing from the outside?
2.) How would you split your first 4 personnel to handle the fire and the evacuation issue?
3.) What is your radio report as you enter the kitchen and find this?
4.) What is the most logical “exposure” problem you face here?
5.) The suppression system has not activated, what will you do to extinguish this fire effectively?
This week you have 2 cars in a detached garage.
1.) What is your C A N report and what is your incident action plan?
2.) What size hose line and nozzle type will you choose?
3.) What other hazards might be in this garage?
4.) How do you handle the exposure even though it is remote?
5.) How long will you be tied up at this alarm?
This week the fire problem is a rural non hydrant area cottage fire.
1.) What is your size up and incident action plan?
2.) What is your plan for overcoming the narrow gate access?
3.) What is your water supply plan?
4.) What could a transitional tank water shot do for you here?
5.) It is time to review your rural water supply procedures and operations!
This is your scenario on arrival. You have an engine company with 3 personnel.
This is the classic firehouse kitchen table discussion. Tweet your answer using @petelamb.
Do you raise a ladder or take a hose line, or both at once?
How do you deploy your resources of 3 personnel?
This week you are called to a commercial building or a light haze of smoke on an upper floor. As you are investigating the interior someone from outside is checking the roof and finds this scenario.
1.) What will be your incident action plan?
2.) Do you preplan the HVAC devices in your commercial buildings?
3.) What actions will positively influence the interior smoke condition?
4.) What will your method of extinguishing be?
5.) Do you have a plan and an SOP for these circumstances?
This week we look at a parking lot incident wit a victim. On approach you see this haze / vapor and you have a victim down.
1.) What is your on scene size- up report?
2.) What additional resources will you call for or what will be needed?
3.) What are you doing abut the victim?
4.) What resources will you use to identify what your problem is?
5.) Suppose it dissipates in 5-7 minutes, how does that affect your incident action plan?
This week the Tactical Fire Problem is about you. You are the firefighter in the picture in a living room of a modern “McMansion” home. You have been separated from your crew and you are semi conscious.
Please review your department’s mayday procedure here. Make sure all of the troops can verbalize what they would do. If you have an acronym like LUNAR or LIP review that now. review how you might know where you are from crawling on carpet to tile to doorways or archways etc. Review firefighter orientation now.
After this tabletop review get out in the field and PRACTICE this in real life. A Discussion is not enough!
This week The Tactical Fire Problem is a fire / hazmat involving cylinders. Take a look.
1.) What is your action plan?
2.) What do the cylinder colors possibly indicate to you?
3.) Does every cylinder of this type have a pressure relief valve?
4.) How many feet is the hot zone for this incident?
5.) What are the potential exposures there could be from an incident like this? What type of facility are you at?
This week the Tactical Fire Problem is an automobile fire with victim. (s) ?
1.) The presence of one victim does not mean this incident is “all clear”. How will you determine if other victims are present?
2.) What types of things explode on vehicles?
3.) How toxic is the smoke from burning autos? What treatment must be given to the victim?
4.) What is the attack plan?
5.) How much training have you done with new automobile proximity key devices?
This week the tactical fire problem is about an overheat/fire in a complex industrial machine.
When you go out and preplan industrial buildings, also preplan some of the systems, machines and processes. Not only will you need to know that in a fire, but in cases of industrial accidents, people trapped and other issues. Some machines have systems that must be shut down in sequence or worst consequences could occur.
What is your plan?