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    Default What do you look for upon Initial Attack?

    I'm curious to hear from other members as to what you look for upon an initial fire attack into a Code 3 house fire?

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    Ah...Fire, smoke, displaced people, lack of displaced people...etc.

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    Well I have my NY Yankees Code 3 Engine so I would make that first due

    Depending on exposures, angles of approach, etc. I have my Baltimore Tractor Drawn Aerial I would get in operation for ventilation


    Seriously though, by Code 3 fire can I assume you me confirmed working structure fire? If so I look for where the fire is showing and how I can safely and easily advance a handline to it

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    Pushing smoke from the gable end vents,
    or lack of it, can tell me if we have a
    room and contents or it has extended into
    the attic.

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    Default Re: What do you look for upon Initial Attack?

    Originally posted by editor2171
    I'm curious to hear from other members as to what you look for upon an initial fire attack into a Code 3 house fire?
    Code 3???? I dont know how you operate, but we respond code 3 to all fires

    Belive it or not, first thing I look for is the electrical drop to the building. Is it still on the building or on the ground to be stepped on...
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    Well first here we call that a code 8. But anyway I look at the building type. Then go from there.

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    Look for the RED stuff to and put the WET stuff on it.


    A way to get into the building, is where I try and start.

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    How many vehicles in the drive.
    Where are the owners.
    Propane tank so we can shut it off.
    Power lines.
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