Tactical Fire Problem – Fire in a downtown Taxpayer.

The tactical problem this week is a commercial building in a downtown area.


1.) Based upon your first alarm resources, how would you deploy tour personnel and apparatus.

2.) What would be the starting pump pressure using an 1 3/4″ line with a smooth bore nozzle for the line reaching the fire floor? How long is that length of line?

3.) How many personnel will it take to search the upper floors? How long will that take?

4.) How long will you be on scene?

5.) How many major fires of this magnitude has your department had? How many of your members were present at that fire? Does the lack of practical experience in fires of this type affect your decision making?


Thanks! Stay safe, and stay thinking!

Pete Lamb

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