Search and Rescue

COURSE: FIREFIGHTER PRE-BASIC SESSION REFERENCE: 8 TOPIC: SEARCH AND RESCUE TIME REQUIRED: THREE HOURS MATERIALS: SELF CONTAINED BREATHING APPARATUS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, AREA TO CONDUCT SMALL AREA SEARCH REFERENCES...


  3. Single family dwellings

      a. Search area around fire on fire floor first

      b. Search area over fire

      c. Search may begin without attack line

     d. Attempt to isolate fire

     e. Ventilate rooms beyond fire room

  4. Apartment houses

      a. Note location of fire and smoke above it during size up

      b. Vent building to relieve carbon monoxide

      c. Search fire floor, floor above fire, and top floor

      d. Search other floors as soon as possible

      e. Search and rescue must be coordinated with fire attack

  5. Hotels and motels

     a. Problems similar to large apartment houses

     b. Problem depends on size, age, general construction, and population of building

     c. Number of people in transient occupancy varies with time of day and day of week

     d. Must be thoroughly ventilated

     e. Fire floor, floor above fire, top floor, and other floors must be searched

     f. Give prompt attention to rooms behind fire room

 

III. RESCUE TECHNIQUES (8-3)

A. Small Room Teamwork

  1. Working as a team, conduct a search of a small room, and drag or carry any victims found to a

       safe location

  2. Maintain direction

  3. Communication between team members

  4. Mark area

  5. Use same doorway

  6. Use proper drag or carry

  7. Critique evolution

B. Large Room Teamwork

  1. Working as a team, conduct a search of a large room, and drag or carry any victims found to a

       safe location

  2. Maintain direction

  3. Communication between team members

  4. Mark area

  5. Use same doorway

  6. Use proper drag or carry

  7. Critique evolution

 

REVIEW:

Search and Rescue

   * Introduction to Search and Rescue

   * Rescue Considerations

   * Rescue Techniques