Tactical Fire Problem – Church Fire

This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves a church fire.

1.) This is a type V wood frame construction. Where do you think the main body of fire is?

2.) Because of the interior height of the ceiling, would interior crews likely feel any heat or heavy smoke?

3.) Do you have enough fire flow and enough resources to deliver the appropriate rate of flow for extinguishment?

4.) This probably has truss construction. Is it likely to fail early or do the full dimensional lumber give us any assistance?

5.) What is your attack plan? be specific, what streams, what size, how many?

Tactical Fire Problem – Split Level House Fire

This week the Tactical Fire Problem is a split level house.

1.) What is your B I R (brief Initial Report) C A N format?

2.) How much hose will you need for this stretch? How much do you need just to make the house?

3.) What are the most likely rooms on the lower level of origin?

4.) What is the logical source of fire spread?

5.) What is your plan of attack with what size line and crew?

Tactical Fire Problem – Hospital Operating Room

This week the Tactical Fire Problem goes back to a hospital Operating room. What does a serious incident in these special occupancies mean to you?

1.) How would you respond to this upon arrival as the first due company at the hospital?

2.) What other critical systems could have been affected by this incident?

3.) What are your contingency plans on where you can move additional patients? Do you have enough “areas of refuge” or enough space?

4.) What other systems could affect fire spread?

5.) Are you familiar with all critical shut off valves in these facilities?

If You do not have a hospital, do you have any surgical centers off site and located in strip malls, or any surgical centers adjacent to dentists offices. Don’t think it can’t happen in your area!

Tactical Fire Problem – Pet Store

This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves a pet store with apartments above.

1.) What is your BIR (brief Initial Report) in C A N format?

2.) Based upon initial smoke condition is this an advanced fire? Why?

3.) What additional challenges does the Pet Store bring to this scenario?

4.) What is your I A P for this incident?

5.) What additional notifications and procedures might have to be made and followed after knockdown.

Tactical Fire Problem – You Are Off Duty…

This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves a situation where you are off duty, in an out of district area at a nightclub.  Review the story f the Beverly Hills Supper Club for an incident just like this where a career firefighter (off duty) almost did not make it out.

1.) How well prepared are you when you are “off duty”? Are you aware of your surroundings?

2.) How would you react if you had been drinking?

3.) Would your actions be different if you had a significant other with you or another loved one?

4.) Is it possible to overestimate your training and the reaction of a mob/crowd?

5.) What are you going to do?  Give your first three actions.

Tactical Fire Problem – House Fire

This week the Tactical Fire Problem is a house fire that might have some construction challenges.

1.) What is your BIR (Brief Initial Report) in CAN format?

2.) If you have two victims showing, what is the importance of doing a 360 if and when possible?

3.) What effect will the age of the building and construction features have on the fire spread and travel?

4.) With the first alarm response committed to rescue, how long will it take for water to be applied to the room of origin in a building like this? ( Be realistic!)

5.) List the tactical priorities that might need to be considered here.