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.

Tactical Fire Problem – Terror Threat

This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves the response to a possible terror threat. Even in the smallest communities you might have a smaller venue basketball game. This happen to be a professional game with a larger audience, but take this scenario and discuss and plan for what you might do in your area with a scaled down incident, but also scaled down resources.

1.) What is the capacity of your largest venue? Do you know, are you ready for it?

2.) Take today and this week and review your MCI procedures and policies.

3.) Have you trained to interact with law enforcement in these types of incidents?

4.) How do you account for all civilians in this incident?

5.) How will you handle the fire? Are there any additional collapse issues that might be present here?

Tactical Fire Problem – Bungalow

This week we have a house fire. 9Hey that is what we are supposed to be good at right?)

1.) What have you got? How far has this fire progressed in the building?

2.) What does a single female victim in the driveway possibly mean?

3.) Where does the first line go/ What is the IAP here?

4.) On a scale of 1-10 how great is the threat of flashover here?

5.) How long would you and your department be tied up on this incident? ( How often do you think about that?)

Tactical Fire Problem – Car Accident

This week the tactical Fire problem is a complex two vehicle accident.

1.) How do you handle the fluids and ground fire? What do you have on your apparatus to help you?

2.) How are you going to size up for victims?

3.) How much apparatus will you need to handle this. How much manpower?

4.) Are there any hazards of using extrication tools and hoses around this incident?

5.) What are you going to do about the electrical issue?