This week The Tactical Fire Problem is about an auxiliary generator at a carnival or other outside venue.
1.) How can you safely approach this incident to determine the power output?
2.) What is the best method of handling this? What is your extinguishment method?
3.) What actions would you take to determine what amusements are powered by this?
4.) What are the potential problems that could result from this?
5.) Could you have fire develop in other places remote from this?
This week the Tactical Fire Problem is a crowded street scene.
1.) What is your normal response for this type of incident? Would you upgrade that response or not?
2.) What challenges are caused by the tight parking and sidewalk access?
3.) What side do you attack from?
4.) What other concerns might be present here?
5.) What will you do if the fuel tank fails?
This week the Tactical Fire Problem is a house fire.
1.) What is your initial C A N report?
2.) What are you thoughts about the civilian calmly standing near the front steps? Obviously you will talk to him, but what could it mean?
3.) The fire has breached the top of a Bravo side window and it has not breached the window on the Alpha side. What will happen when that front window breaks?
4.) Where does your first line go?
5.) What is your action plan after the first line?
This week the panel will review a training prop and will be led in the discussion by the developer Shawn Bloemker. This prop is an extremely interactive way to demonstrate some of the principles of fire behavior.
This week the tactical fire problem is a construction dump truck with extended tire fires.
1.) How much water and how many lines will this take?
2.) Can you see what is in the truck bed? How would you size this up?
3.) How much fuel is in that saddle tank?
4.) What hazards can you expect from this incident?
5.) What will that yard look like after water application? What effect will this have?
This week our tactical Fire Problem is a leak at an odorant station on a gas pipeline. If you are unfamiliar with these facilities do some research into the product, potential pressures and the chemical Mercaptan.
1.) If the leak is before odorant you will not smell the gas. Is your meter calibrated for methane / propane / ethane?
2.) What is your plan for a high pressure (600-800 psi) leak?
3.) What are the properties of the product?
4.) What is your relationship and familiarity with the contact people you will need to interact with?
5.) What will happen if this is just a Mercaptan leak and not a gas leak?
This week the panel will weigh in on what are some characteristics of a “professional” fire department.
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This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves an older downtown area.
1.) What is your B I R (Brief Initial Report) in C A N format?
2.) What additional resources will you need? (Figure this out with apparatus and manpower and then figure out how long it will take for those resources to arrive)
3.) What does the age of the building have to do with potential for fire spread?
4.) What obstructions to ladder work are present? What does that mean for the tactics?
5.0 What size line and how long to make the stretch to the fire room? How about to the floor above?
If you need further training on your downtown area on fire, please contact Captain Joe Pronesti from Elyria Ohio Fire at firstname.lastname@example.org. Captain Pronesti has extensive training on this very topic.
Recently Joe Starnes from The Kill The Flashover Project had the opportunity to lecture in Germany and Poland. This week he will speak about some of his observations with the panel.
This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves an arson fire to a rack of clothes in a modern shopping center.
1.) What do you know about smoke control systems in these large store? What can you do to use building systems to help?
2.) How will conditions change when the sprinklers trip?
3.) How will you immediately evacuate the store?
4.) What type of hose stretch will you use to get deep into this store?
5.) What additional hazards are there for your personnel?