Thread: House Fire Strategy
05-25-2008, 12:02 AM #1
House Fire Strategy
Not to steal anyone's thunder...lol I just really liked seeing the last scenario and how the different strategies taken. And I tend to be a little impatient so I wanted to see another. So I made one up just to see what you would do.
It is Monday morning approx. 0830 hrs. Your dispatched to a rural area structure fire. Upon arrival you find a rancher style home with flames showing on the A & D side of the home, as well as heavy smoke showing. This area has no hydrants.
1- 3,000 gal. Tanker
1- 2,500 gal. Engine/Tanker
2- 1,000 gal Engine/Pumper
1-BLS/ALS unit"Courage is the resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not the lack of fear." Mark Twain"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Uknown
05-25-2008, 10:31 AM #2
05-25-2008, 11:10 AM #3
Id have to agree with keepback.....have an attack team make entry, set the dumptank and start looking for water.Buck
05-25-2008, 12:11 PM #4
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- Jacksonville Fl
05-25-2008, 11:24 PM #5
Is that smoke coming from a "C" side window and/or wall?
Do a good size-up/360.
Appears to have a basement.
Possible garage under the "D" floor.
How far from the road is the house?
Good paved drive, or long narrow gravel?
Straight, or winding and hilly?
Where to set the dumptank(s)?
Last edited by dadman; 05-25-2008 at 11:54 PM.
05-25-2008, 11:52 PM #6
- Establish Command
Size/up with 360'
First Due will stretch 1 3/4" through front door and make fire attack and initiate search
Second due will nurse the first due and send manpower to assist with fire attack/search and stand FAST.
If we need tanker water, and I'm guessing we won't, tanker will supply.
BLS/ALS unit can standby
tanker task force will be requested as a precaution
FAST will also be req
This looks like a room and contents with some extension. Nothing too grand.I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.
"The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."
"When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."
- Establish Command
05-26-2008, 01:50 AM #7
I like reading everyone's answer's to these strategy scenarios. Some are the same some are a little different. Very good ideas and thoughts."Courage is the resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not the lack of fear." Mark Twain"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Uknown
05-26-2008, 01:52 AM #8"Courage is the resistance to fear, the mastery of fear, not the lack of fear." Mark Twain"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." Uknown
05-26-2008, 09:46 PM #9
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