First Due Friday; Where Is The Fire?

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: Heavy Smoke from a split-level.What are some of the specific challenges in split-levels? Where do you think this fire started? What is YOUR strategy for SEARCH? What about VENTILATION? Give us the initial report and your RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  • DW says:

    It appears that the fire is in the upper level/attic mostly on the C side. Judging from the glow it looks like it has either started to vent itself, or someone has performed some ventilation. I would have my first line enter at the front door, advance up to the upper level, and begin working towards the C side making sure to pull ceiling as they progress. I would have search begin on the upper level, moving to the lower level. As the attack line is advanced I would have windows on the C side upper level (in the vicinity of the fire) taken out to release heat and smoke. I don’t see any immediate exterior exposure issues from the picture, but I would be cautious of the power drop coming in at the AB corner.

  • Robert Davis says:

    Need a 360 first. Looks like fire on the C side, possible that it started outside and got into the soffit. Hose through front door to the second floor with pike poles to pull ceilings. Second line out back. Vent roof. Overhaul and go home.

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