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!

Tactical Fire Problem – Gas Cylinders

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?

Tactical Fire Problem – Auto fire with victim

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?