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    Default Attn St 33 you have a call (game)...

    Dispatch: Attention station 33 you have a call to a chimney fire at 1233 Cherry Street. Occupant stated that fire was showing from chimney. Time of tone 1321.

    Weather: 42Degrees F. Clear slight wind out of southeast

    At arrival firefighter reports following:

    Unit 3321 to central
    Go ahead
    On scene 1233 Cherry St single story single family dwelling with fire showing from chimney opening. Occupants out of house. Iíll have more in a minute
    10-4 Time:1335

    Engine 3302 Enroot Central
    10-4 Time 1235
    Tanker 3304 same traffic
    10-4 Time 1336

    Units on scene
    10-4 Time 1340

    Personnel

    3301 Chief (POV)
    3313 1st Lt (POV)
    3314 2nd Lt (driver/op 3302)
    3321 Firefighter
    3335 Firefighter (POV)
    3342 Firefighter
    3355 Firefighter (driver/op 3304)
    3396 EMT-B(POV)

    Engine 3302 Class a Commercial Pumper 1250/1250
    (4) AP50s
    (8) bottles
    PPV
    Assort. Tools
    1500 gallon drop tank
    EMS bag w/defib
    Misc equipment
    Chimney kit
    12&24' ladder

    Tanker 3304 Commercial Pumper Tanker 1250/1500
    (4) AP50s
    (4) bottles
    PPV
    Assort. Tools
    2100 gallon drop tank
    Misc equipment
    12&24' ladder

    County owned Ladder & Rescue Squad 35 min. away if needed

    Mutual Aid 15 min. away if needed.

    3321 reports large old chimney (5x5' at base) in corner of living room of house very hot

    House built in late 1920-early 1930s with wood construction and 12' ceilings. Terra cotta roof tiles. roof pitch 4-6 rise in 12 of run

    house is about 50x60 with chimney in middle of house that services three rooms of house.

    he notes opening in kitchen to attic about 3x5 ft in size.

    House has basicly 4 rooms with front porch and 10x30 screen porch on back. First room is living room with kitchen behind bedrooms to the left of these rooms with bathroom and closets between.

    Hydrant 400' up Cherry St opp. side of street Unknown flow rate

    The game is go whats your next move. Call your number and make your move as directed by whoever calls the chiefs number. First come first serve. Others may be added as we go. You never know in a volunteer fire department who will show up.
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    Smile It's simple

    Put a ladder to the roof and drop two of your zip lock bags of Purple K down the stack. Get the report information, tell the residents about the need to clean their chimney and go home.

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    Did you note the smoke from the eve vent?

    pete is now the chief until he gets help it up to you to command
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    I'm not quite sure what you're wanting here.

    First engine is going to use tank water.

    When the first engine arrives on scene, it should take a booster line if available (if not 1.75"), set it to a wide fog pattern, climb up on the roof, and slowly drop the hose into the chimney with the bale open.

    I would also have 2 firefighters report to the room with the fireplace, with a 1.75" charged line, and check for extension while placing salvage covers on the floor to help with possible flooding.

    Second engine would report to the attic with 2 firefighters to check for extension in the attic. Two more firefighters would simultaneously start a primary search of the building.

    If you have more stuff going on, let me know.
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    1 water pump ladder. 5 crew. 4 BA sets. 1700 litres of water.

    1 stirrup pump, 1 set of chimmney rods, one bucket of water, 1 salvage sheet to prevent soot hitting the floor and the furniture. Maybe a TIC to check for hotspots in the chmmney on its way though the house.
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    Cool This Job is Going Downhill................

    2 man team gets folding ladder and lights, checks attic space around chimney, if extension is found, darken it QUICK. One look at the type of roof, I'd start a Truck Company, regardless of the response time. One safety note: Age and type of roof, those working on the exterior need to be watching for falling bits of roofing at all times. A TIC is a real handy tool for a look at the walls inside, if there is one available, use it. Another 2 man team to the Basement to check under the floor around the chimney base. Stretch lines to the doorways to stand by there. Order an additional Engine and Tanker to stand by at your station. Assuming your tanker carries adequate supply line and pump capacity, have the tanker stretch a line back to the hydrant and hook up. If no one knows anything about the hydrant, open it and flush it for a minute BEFORE hooking up. If, during the time needed to accomplish the above, You find heat increasing, and/or discolored areas appearing on the walls/ceilings, OPEN UP with a charged line standing by at that spot. Also move the backup units to the scene and order another E/T set for backup at your station.
    On the "Tanker lays back to the Hydrant" move, here's why: IF there is a working Fire here, and I ALWAYS assume a worker until proven otherwise, this move will maximize your available water supplies. Later arriving units can drop their water to your tanker, if needed, well out of the way of Fireground Ops. You also have room for the Ladder Truck in front of the house. Just be sure the Water Supply Officer keeps a travel lane open so additional units can get to the Fireground. Good Luck with this one, if I'm needed for anything, I'll be at the Coffee Pot......
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    Thanks guys, all your posts were good but I was hoping that somebody would run with this and turn it into a working exercise and take up each position listed and work the call. Bad to start when I was going to be away for a few days so sorry for the late response. I left all the pieces on the board with no instructions.
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    Martin, No such thing as chimney rods out here (at least not in my area) But then again the chimneys here dont seem the same as those in the UK, back in the LFB, a chimney call was a one pump attendance, usually with a LFM or SUB O I/C, here its a pumper, ladder truck, Rescue, Med unit and the BC.

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    Proto my friend, do you not hark back to when life was simpler??
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    Martin, Happy days, when we could do so much without having the bureaurocrats breathing down our necks.

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