Tactical Fire Problem – Pop up Camper

This week the Tactical Fire Problem is in a campground where it appears there may have been a water heater explosion on a pop-up?

1.) You have 2 victims showing, is it possible you may have a 3rd victim? What is your thought process that makes you think that?

2.) What other hazards do you have on this camper?

3.) If you arrived with 4 personnel how do you deploy them in this instance?

4.) In a campground there is likely no hydrants, what is your plan for water supply and how much water will this incident take?

5.) Have you been into and preplanned any campgrounds you have, or in mutual aid areas?

Tactical Fire Problem – Furnace Investigation

This week the Tactical Fire Problem involves a smell of smoke in the basement and you open the furnace room and this is what you see …some slight smoke condition.

1.) What tools did you have with you in the basement on the investigation of a smell/smoke/

2.) What actions did you take when “conditions changed rapidly”?

3.) When you investigate these incidents do you always evacuate the civilians from the structure or do you leave them in the house or tale them with you while investigating?

4.) How do you handle this incident?

5.) What is the most likely type of fuel this device is fueled by?


Tactical Fire Problem – House Fire

This week the Tactical Fire problem is a daytime fire, unknown status of occupants. This one might have some fire science applications.

1.) How would you describe the flow path at that porch front door?

2.) What might that indicate to you from an attack perspective?

3.) There is visible fire behind the glass in that front window, but the glass is intact. What will happen when that glass fails?

4.) What indicators do you have that there might be extension already to floor 2?

5.) What is your CAN report and what is your Incident Action Plan?

Tactical Fire Problem – Restaurant Kitchen Fire

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?

Tactical Fire Problem – Rooftop Unit

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?

Tactical Fire Problem – Parking Lot Incident – Unknown

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?


Tactical Fire Problem – You are the MAYDAY

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!