Tactical Fire Problem – Small Cottage

This week we are looking at a small residential structure.

1.) How advanced is this fire based upon the visual presented?

2.) Is the smoke coming from the roof vents a sign of a problem, or should that be expected behavior?

3.) Is the a basement under this structure? Slab only? Crawl space? What do each of these mean to your tactical considerations? Does it matter?

4.) List some difficulties in operating with a crew and hand lines in a smaller structure.

5.) Use caution when operating with a crew of personnel and a line when you are standing on a home built deck. Most of these are always ok, but putting 750-1000 pounds of personnel and a hose stream is a pretty significant live load. Make sure the deck is real!

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Stay safe, and stay thinking!

Pete Lamb
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