First Due Friday; 2-Alarm Commercial Job! (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: You are on either the first arriving Engine or Truck (your choice). You arrive to these heavy smoke conditions in this commercial building with multiple mixed occupancies. Give us your SIZE-UP, CREW ASSIGNMENTS & RECEO VS considerations. Enjoy!

NOTE: Safe Firefighter Instructor Jason Joannides was on the the first arriving Truck, so post your comments and we’ll get the “first-hand” version at the beginning of next week.

  • RESCUE profile
  • EXPOSURE considerations
  • CONFINEMENT issues
  • EXTINGUISHMENT strategies/tactics
  • OVERHAUL considerations
  • VENTILATION strategies/tactics
  • SALVAGE considerations
  • 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!
YouTube Preview Image

2 Comments

  • harrison says:

    Looks like fire’s in the top floor somewhere, whether it be cock loft or actual apartment. I’m thinking apartment with extension to attic space.

    As far as units go, initial dispatch is
    4 engine
    1 aerial
    1 heavy rescue squad
    2 fire department ambulances (firefighter/paramedics on board)
    3 chiefs/commanders/captains

    I would like a 2nd alarm which will bring me 2 engines, 1 ambulance, 1 aerial, 1 chief

    Obviously assign RIT, Safety officer, Request resources for rehab, PIO.
    I’d like a ventilation group leader along with a suppression group leader just in the interest of receiving progress reports and chain of command.

    Engines will have thier hands full with suppression, search and high rise packs
    Trucks will determine how far fire extension is spread however the LT wants to do it, whether it be forcing doors and poking holes in ceiling or getting on the roof and cutting inspection holes.
    Squad and 1 ambulance are RIT.

    —-

    Next move:
    With one engine on scene, lets have them start working on hoseline deployment should there not be any entrapment/victims.

    RESCUE
    -Building is safe to enter for primary search and offenive attack. Primary via second in truck and have law enforcement ensure no confirmed entrapment

    EXPOSURE
    -Offensive attack on this one, at least to start out on. High rise pack time!
    CONFINEMENT issues
    -Attic fire? Trench cut if needed. Interior crews need to check overhead for sure.
    EXTINGUISHMENT strategies/tactics
    -Direct offensive attack, high rise packs. We’ll pump FDC’s should the building be sprinklered, which I think it is because I think I hear a water flow alarm.
    Re-evaluate extinguishment in about 10 minutes to see if progress is made. If not, we can switch to defensive, but unlikely.
    OVERHAUL considerations
    -Can’t forget about floors below.
    VENTILATION strategies/tactics
    -Looks like an L shape building perhaps. I need a report from a truck company regarding progress of fire in attic space. If need be, a trench cut shall be done.
    Uninvolved apartments closest to cameraman are low priority.
    SALVAGE considerations
    -Worry about this later. Again, can’t forget about floors below.

  • Dave says:

    Like the initial assignment,unless some construction feature is hampering efforts, pull ceilings and gain control.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

background image Blogger Img

S.A.F.E. Firefighter

(843) 247-6044 www.safefirefighter.com info@safefirefighter.com

We provide high-energy, high intensity & high-repetition training to help you be a SMART, AGGRESSIVE,

FUNDAMENTAL & EFFICIENT firefighter

GET IT DONE.  NO EXCUSES.

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Comments
safefirefighter
Contact Us
Ramon, Sorry for the late reply. I am going to email you directly in just a minute. Thanks, Matt
2015-09-01 02:42:50
safefirefighter
Contact Us
Adam, Thanks for the follow up brother. Sorry for the late reply. I will email you directly in a little bit. Thanks, Matt
2015-09-01 02:39:35
Adam M Stephenson
Contact Us
Hi Matt, I attended your 2015 FDIC class on 4/26/15. I was wondering if I could use some your presentation, the brotherhood part in particular, I come from a volunteer department and while we are all family I would like to add some that training to help increase the unity and show it's importance
2015-04-22 23:01:11
Ramon Tucker
Contact Us
Matt I took your street smart class at the SC Fire Conference last year and I am in need of some assistance. I tried emailing but for some reason it keeps getting kicked back, that being said, I am looking for some help with documentation to assist with introducing the ladder techniques that were shown…
2015-04-07 18:48:58
jon
“Out Of Air”, Great Video for Air Management Program
Hi. The air management videos not working. Not sure if it's me or on your end. Is there another link. Thx
2015-02-25 02:50:40

Upcoming Events

"Street Smart Shop Talk"
Fire Engineering Talk Radio
Tuesday December 23, 2014 @ 1930 hrs

"Street Smart Shop Talk"
Fire Engineering Talk Radio
Tuesday February 10, 2015 @ 1930 hrs

Working Fire Operations for Firefighters & Incident Commanders (LIVE FIRE)
Southeastern Fire School @ SC Fire Academy
Columbia, SC
March 14-15, 2015

"Street Smart Shop Talk"
Fire Engineering Talk Radio
Tuesday March 31 @ 1930 hrs

"Street Smart Firefighting & Brotherhood Workshop"
FDIC International 2015
Indianapolis, IN
April 20-25, 2015

"Street Smart Forcible Entry" (HOT)
SC Fire-Rescue Conference 2015
Tuesday June 9, 2015 from 0800-1700 hrs

"Street Smart Forcible Entry" (HOT)
SC Fire-Rescue Conference 2015
Wednesday June 10, 2015 from 0800-1700 hrs

Recent Events

"Outside the Box Firefighting" @ SC Fire/Rescue Conference

"Street Smart Fireground Forcible Entry" @ SC Fire/Rescue Conference

"Street Smart Shop Talk" on FireEngineering Blog Talk Radio

"Spartanburg Research Burns" w/ NIST, UL, ISFSI & SCFA

"Street Smart Fireground Forcible Entry" @ Charlotte Firefighters 9/11 Stairclimb

"Fireground Search & Mayday Refresher" @ Goose Creek, SC

"Street Smart Engine Work" @ Lowcountry Fire/EMS Weekend

Quote of the Month:

“Perfection is the goal, excellence will be tolerated”

- John Maxwell- Leadership management book via CPT Steven Simich

Keep In Touch & Get Notifications

FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

LATEST FIREFIGHTER NEWS

HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS

LATEST ON FIRE ENGINEERING

FEATURED DISCUSSIONS