Firefighter Pre-Basic VIII

The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of search and rescue operations and consideration and search techniques and victim removal. Session Reference: 8 Topic: Firefighter Pre-Basic VIII Level of Instruction: Time...


• More people in residence

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• Single family dwellings

• Search area around fire on fire floor first

• Search area over fire

• Search may begin without attack line

• Attempt to isolate fire

• Ventilate rooms beyond fire room

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• Apartment houses

• Note location of fire and smoke above it during size up

• Vent building to relieve carbon monoxide

• Search fire floor, floor above fire, and top floor

• Search other floors as soon as possible

• Search and rescue must be coordinated with fire attack

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• Hotels and motels

• Problems similar to large apartment houses

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

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

• Must be thoroughly ventilated

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

• Give prompt attention to rooms behind fire room

 

III. RESCUE TECHNIQUES (8-3)

Small Room Teamwork

• Working as a team, conduct a search of a small room, and drag or carry any victims found to a safe location

• Maintain direction

• Communication between team members

• Mark area

• Use same doorway

• Use proper drag or carry

• Critique evolution

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Large Room Teamwork

• Working as a team, conduct a search of a large room, and drag or carry any victims found to a safe location

• Maintain direction

• Communication between team members

• Mark area

• Use same doorway

• Use proper drag or carry

• Critique evolution

 

Summary

Review:

Firefighter Pre-Basic VIII

• Introduction to Search and Rescue

• Rescue Considerations

• Rescue Techniques