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    hi everyone , i need your help in my report please , i've been asked to write a report about the risks that might face a firefighter when there's a fire in a ship .. i need at least 5 risks can someone help me plz

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    well i don't know what you already have, but let's look at the obvious.

    1 - sinking. if the fire burns through the bottom, down she goes. there's a big problem, you're on a ship putting out a fire, and it starts sinking. pretty sure thats a big risk for ya. i don't know whether capsizing would be a separate category or not, but you could also mention that in here i guess.

    2 - securing the vessel. so you're on a boat, how well is it secured? is it drifting, or tied to a dock? i sure wouldn't like to be on a boat and it start drifting out to sea with me and a fire on it.

    3 - water supply. depending if you're on a dock or somewhere, there might not be a hydrant in a good distance. or if it's a long dock, you might need to splice more hose on the a preconnect or use a high rise pack to reach onto the boat itself.

    4. fuel - where is the fuel in a boat? i have no idea and i live in a town that has the ocean on one side, and an inlet/river on another, and a canal right behind out town boundaries. we also have 3 lakes. and i don't know alot about boats. so i'd be lost where the fuel tank is, and when it might explode.

    as for a 5th.... i'm drawing a blank. i'm sure i missed a good one, and hope someone will fill it in for you. did the best i could. hope it helps.

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    life safety....when there is a fire on board, standard procedure would be to secure the bulkheads to contain the fire and possibly trapping personnel in that compartment.

    smoke...

    HAZMAT...

    fire suppression systems....exposure to personnel in that compartment without proper PPE.

    panic...

    I don't see water supply being a problem unless the fire pumps are disabled.

    You may want to do a search for maritime or shipboard firefighting for more info.
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    I'll give ya 3 right off the top of my head...

    Secondary flooding causing possible capsizing.

    Disorientation

    Haz-mat

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    Quote Originally Posted by myanwary View Post
    hi everyone , i need your help in my report please , i've been asked to write a report about the risks that might face a firefighter when there's a fire in a ship .. i need at least 5 risks can someone help me plz
    Perhaps you may have received more input if you would have posted this in a different place other than in Fire Exploring & Jr. FF like in the Firefighters Forum or the Off Duty Forums.
    ---For future reference. I wouldn't go do it now because you'll be flamed. The senior guys don't like double posting.

    The other guys have covered what I would have said.
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    Either discussion board would be appropriate. There are adavntages and disadvantages to both. Ask your peers who probably have a better understanding of what is rewuired of Explorers and similar groups do...or ask an experienced firefighter. ...and from the looks of the responses, he got replies from both.

    You should also note that 2 replies are from USAF firefighters, but we haven't heard from the Navy!!!

    Good luck dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davjohnson View Post
    You should also note that 2 replies are from USAF firefighters, but we haven't heard from the Navy!!!

    Good luck dude.

    actually, You have... I got my start as an aircraft and shipboard structural firefighter when i was in the Navy.

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    thank u so much for ur replys !and sorry forn posting in the wrong forum ..

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    I'd use what davjohnson said. Seems like he knows his stuff
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    The most logical thing that comes to my mind is confined space fires. After all, any compartment on a ship is a confined space.

    I've got a guy on my department that was a Damage Control Specialist (I think that's what they're called at least). If I can get a hold of him, I'll see if he won't log in and give some input for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myanwary View Post
    thank u so much for ur replys !and sorry forn posting in the wrong forum ..
    No need to be sorry. I was just suggesting that you may have received more input if you would have posted this in a different place as a lot of people don't venture into the Explorer/Jr. FF forums.
    Obviously, I was proved otherwise as you have received lots of replies.
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    Having never been on a ship, I overlooked the confined space aspect of maritme firefighting....someone's using their head...good job!!!

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