First Due Friday; Attached Garage with Heavy Fire & Extension (Video)

Share your strategies, tactics and experience!  Every Friday we’ll post a picture or video and want to get your take on the situation.

THE SCENARIO:  Check out this video.  What would your FD do for this attached garage fire?  What would you do to address the extension issues?   Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations.  Enjoy!

  • PLEASE REMEMBER… We want to critique this video, however First Due Friday is a CONSTRUCTIVE tool!  Mudslinging comments WILL NOT be posted.  Thanks and enjoy!
 NOTE:  This week’s video was recommended by Bill Carey of www.backstepfirefighter.com.  Thanks Bill!

6 Comments

  • DW says:

    I agree with the advancement of the first line through the door, around the corner, and attacking the garage. All of the following would be man power dependent, but in this order based on priority: get a primary search underway in the living quarters, stretch a second line to the living quarters with some tools to pull ceilings starting close to the garage area, and get a crew on the roof to cut a hole to help vent the attic area. Follow up with a secondary search and begin overhaul. Nice job by the crew in the video!

  • google says:

    Why not flow some water into the open garage door?

  • Dan says:

    The entry point was correct. I may have used a larger diameter line (1 1/2″) if I had the available water supply. Probably could have vented the roof too over the garage.

  • Rick says:

    Trench the roof, open the garage doors fight the fire through the inside garage door and push the fire back. Making sure extension isn’t inside the house. Keeping in mind we should always do primary search, RIT, and secondary water supply. All firefighters should of had full ppe along with SCBA, Please wear SCBA no one needs the smoke. Be safe out there.

  • Ronnie Fields says:

    the one thing I noticed is it seemed like just about everyone had an SCBA tank on their back, but only the interior crews were donning a mask. Smoke is just as toxic outside the structure as it is inside.

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