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    Default mnemonic for technical rescue, fire fighting and hazmat

    Can you help me to find mnemonic or phrases for technical rescue and/or firefighting/hazmat?

    thx Matthias

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    Default Mnemonics

    Size-up WALLACE WAS HOT: Water, Area, Life hazard, Location-extent, Apparatus-personnel, Construction-collapse, Exposures, Weather, Auxiliary appliances, Special matters, Height, Occupancy, and Time.

    Strategy/Tactics: RECEO-VS: Rescue, Exposures, Extinguish, Overhaul, Ventilation, Salvage

    Size-up: COAL WAS WEALTH: Construction, Occupancy, Area, Life safety, Weather, Auxiliary appliances (e.g. fire protection systems), Size, Water, Exposures, Apparatus, Location, Time, and Height.

    SLEEVS: Situation, Life safety, Exposures, Extinguish, Ventilate, Salvage

    Wild Fires: FIRE SCALDS: FIRE WEATHER. Keep informed of fire weather conditions and predictions, INSTRUCTIONS. Know exactly what my instructions are and to follow them at all times. RIGHT THINGS FIRST. Identify the key points of my assignment and take action in order of priority. ESCAPE PLAN. Have an escape plan in mind and direct subordinates in event of blow-up. SCOUTING. Thoroughly scout the fire areas for which I am responsible. COMMUNICATION. Establish and maintain regular communication with adjoining forces, subordinates, and superior officers. ALERTNESS. Quickly recognize changed conditions and immediately revise plans to handle. LOOKOUT. Post a lookout for every possibly dangerous situation. DISCIPLINE. Establish and maintain control of all men under my supervision and at all times know where they are and what they are doing. SUPERVISION. Be sure men I commit to any fire job have clear instructions and adequate overhead

    Ten standard FIRE ORDERS:
    1. Fight fire aggressively but provide for safety first.
    2. Initiate all action based on current and expected fire behavior.
    3. Recognize current weather conditions and obtain forecasts.
    4. Ensure that instructions are given and understood.
    5. Obtain current information on fire status.
    6. Remain in communication with crewmembers, your supervisor, and adjoining
    forces.
    7. Determine safety zones and escape routes.
    8. Establish lookouts in potentially hazardous situations.
    9. Retain control at all times.
    10. Stay alert, keep calm, think clearly, and act decisively.

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    Great first post Gene, welcome aboard!

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    Default down and dirty sizeup mnemonic

    WALLACE WAS HOT AND COAL WAS WEALTH can be a little hard to remember under pressure...

    My down and dirty sizeup

    Building construction
    Location of fire
    Occupancy
    Water supply

    Manpower
    Exposures

    or... BLOW ME.
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    WALLACE WAS HOT AND COAL WAS WEALTH can be a little hard to remember under pressure...

    My down and dirty sizeup

    Building construction
    Location of fire
    Occupancy
    Water supply

    Manpower
    Exposures

    or... BLOW ME.
    That is soooo awesome!!!
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    Nice one captain!
    Hello. Fire dept.. You light'em, We fight'em!

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    BLEVE

    Boiling
    Liquid
    Expanding
    Vapor
    Explosion


    or


    Blast
    Leveling
    Everything
    Very
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    Tip of the Helmet to you....Way to go Gonzo !!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    Great first post Gene, welcome aboard!
    Second that motion.

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    Truckies are LOVERS

    Ladders
    Overhaul
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    Entry
    Rescue
    Search

    I love the size up CapGonz
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    POCKET PANTS ARE GOOFY

    It doesn't stand for anything, it's just an observation. Sorry.

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    Noone threw in RECEO V/S for incident priorities? Just curious, is it a Midwest thing or common usage?

    Rescue
    Exposures
    Confinement
    Extinguishment
    Overhaul

    Ventilation/Salvage plug in where necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    Noone threw in RECEO V/S for incident priorities? Just curious, is it a Midwest thing or common usage?

    Rescue
    Exposures
    Confinement
    Extinguishment
    Overhaul

    Ventilation/Salvage plug in where necessary.

    Eugene got it in there Gunny.
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    Sorry, missed it. All that wildfire stuff caused my eyes to glaze over

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    POCKET PANTS ARE GOOFY

    It doesn't stand for anything, it's just an observation. Sorry.
    LOL
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    REVAS

    Rescue
    Evacuation
    Ventilation
    Attack
    Salvage

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