Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    34

    Default Car Fire Tactics

    Posted this in the Safety Section adn thought it would be a good idea to have in the tactics area regarding the hazard of bumper shocks at the scene of a fire. Remember this does not only happen in a fire incident but also at an MVA scene

    Sure its been stressed but here is an actual situation that involved a bumper shock deploying during a fire - luckily no injuries but not really noticed until the overhaul stage of fire link below...

    http://fire-forums.com/forums/showth...?p=916#post916
    Last edited by Captainron19; 03-02-2008 at 12:02 PM.


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    142

    Talking

    Nice educational post!

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    PG County, MD
    Posts
    428

    Default

    exactly why we go in a 45 degree angle. Great shots.

  4. #4
    Back In Black ChiefKN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    The Nice Part of New Jersey
    Posts
    6,981

    Default

    Also, and I know there is a thread around here somewhere...

    Watch out for the struts holding up hoods and hatches.

    They launch like a missle and there's a picture of a guy with one through his leg/boot.

    As if there isn't enough to worry about at a car fire.
    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

  5. #5
    Forum Member TNFF319's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Collierville, TN
    Posts
    628

    Default

    Also, when you break the rear glass, watch the strut. It usually raises pretty quick with fragments of glass still attached. It is a nice way to get a sweet scar on your face if you are not paying attention.
    FF/Paramedic

  6. #6
    Permanently Removed CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    6,520

    Default

    THANK YOU for this information!

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Eastern Ct.
    Posts
    17

    Default

    Here in Ct there have been several incidents with rods from struts shooting out and going quite some distance. One did strike a FF going thru his thigh like an arrow. Pictures where posted somewhere, try firefighter close calls. One thing to remember, any car that has a fire in it is toast, total. It will not be salvageable. totaled by the insurance company. NOT worth risking anything for. Sometimes we have to keep perspective.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help fire tactics in sewer?
    By psilentchild in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-31-2005, 12:47 PM
  2. Flue Fire Tactics
    By spriddy in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-08-2004, 10:10 AM
  3. Fire tactics
    By smokediver199 in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-21-2002, 03:26 PM
  4. Tactics for a fire in a Kiln
    By Gallonspermin in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-21-2002, 10:05 PM
  5. Chimney fire tactics...
    By Knisely in forum Fireground Tactics
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 12-29-2000, 04:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts