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    Talking 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.

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    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.

    Units Available:
    1- 3,000 gal. Tanker
    1- 2,500 gal. Engine/Tanker
    2- 1,000 gal Engine/Pumper
    1- Rescue
    1- Command
    1-BLS/ALS unit
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    I would kick in the front door and put the fire out.
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    Id have to agree with keepback.....have an attack team make entry, set the dumptank and start looking for water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    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.

    Scenario:



    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.

    Units Available:
    1- 3,000 gal. Tanker
    1- 2,500 gal. Engine/Tanker
    2- 1,000 gal Engine/Pumper
    1- Rescue
    1- Command
    1-BLS/ALS unit
    1st engine stretches line through the front door and "puts water on the fire"

    Rescue primary search

    2nd engine takes fire room windows and stretches 2nd line

    Tanker hooks into first engine

    command goes home

    bls/als brings gatorade

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    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.

    Driveway details:
    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 10:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    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.

    Scenario:
    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.

    Units Available:
    1- 3,000 gal. Tanker
    1- 2,500 gal. Engine/Tanker
    2- 1,000 gal Engine/Pumper
    1- Rescue
    1- Command
    1-BLS/ALS unit
    Command
    • 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

    Mutual aid
    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadman View Post
    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.

    Driveway details:
    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)?
    It's actually supposed to be coming from the pvc pipe sticking through the roof...lol Sorry not the best on creating smoke and fire on the pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffscm72 View Post
    It's actually supposed to be coming from the pvc pipe sticking through the roof...lol Sorry not the best on creating smoke and fire on the pics
    You did a fine job. I see the smoke from the stack now that you point it out.

    If smoke was from the "C" side, might indicate something cooking in the basement/garage.

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