First Due Friday; “Houston” We Have a Problem!

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THE SCENARIO: HEAVY FIRE from the attic w/ extension to TWO other houses! If this one doesn’t test the strength and discipline of your crews and alarm assignments, congratulations! Give us the report and your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

Rescue:

Exposures:

Confinement:

Extinguishment:

Overhaul:

Ventilation:

Salvage:

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4 Comments

  • Paul Tarabochia says:

    If there was no life safety in the main structure then I would go directly to the exposures as a priority!

  • Vinny says:

    Wow, it would of been nice to save the residences to the right and left, but once the fire hit those structures it went, appears initially there was a lack of equipment and manpower as the case in every major fire, fire carried right through those attics. In that case protecting the untouched structures is a priority. I wouldnt waste too much water on the fire load only on the untouched exposures til you had the water to significantly suppress the main fire load, hitting the fir load to occasionally cool it down would be ok though. I would probably wouldnt use the deck guns off the truck fearing a lot of wasted water, using ground master streams I think would be better, until things were more under control.

  • jo says:

    1. Info of houses clear or primary search..2 Exposures w master streams in better position. 3 interior attack to push fire out of the exposure houses. 3 salvage vehicle.

  • Charlie says:

    why is the engine taking the front of the building? thats where the truck goes

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First Due Friday; Top Floor Garden Apartment
Thanks for the comment Brian, we enjoy a good garden apartment job as well. Usually plenty of work to go around. Have a safe holiday! Merry Christmas! Matt SAFE FF
2014-12-23 03:22:44
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Thanks Cap, FYI, we'll probably use your quote if that's okay? Matt SAFE FF
2014-12-23 03:21:12
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2014-12-03 13:17:17
Brian
First Due Friday; Top Floor Garden Apartment
Had a few just like this. Call the all hands. First due engine stretch to fire floor. 500 gallons plenty to put this fire out. Truck co split up and primary search. Force entry if needed. 35 ft ladder to window to left of fire window and rear. Second due truck co. set up aerial…
2014-11-28 02:17:43
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I use this one all the time in training: "Perfection is the goal, excellence will be tolerated" by John Maxwell- Leadership management book.
2014-11-20 14:27:15

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