Tactical Fire Problem – Mill Building

This week a fire in a mill building. For those that do not have mill construction, think about a multi-story large area commercial building.

1.) What type of construction is this (NFPA Designation) and what are the characteristics of this type of construction?

2.) Have you pre planned the structure and is being used for the same occupancy loading as what it was built for?

3.) What is your strategy for this incident? Not tactical operations but strategy.

4.) What is the maximum flow rate that your department can flow to an upper floor of this type of building? Calculate this by using you apparatus and manpower assigned on a first alarm.

5.) How many aerial devices will be needed and what is the best placement for them?

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Stay safe, and stay thinking!

Pete Lamb
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