This post is just a simple challenge of tactical considerations. The photos that are posted show a single-family house that had fire venting from the C/D corner when first units arrived. The first in crews could not make the entire hallway on the first push do to intense heat and smoke.
The smoke was banked almost to the floor even with the fire venting from that corner bedroom.
What are some considerations that must be looked at with this fire? What would be your next plan of action? Why ist there so much heat and smoke with the fire venting the exterior? What is your size up?
Share your thoughts and answers with everyone and use this as discussion with your crew.
As always, train hard and stay safe,
Also on FirefightersEnemy …
- Anatomy of a Basement Fire – December 25, 2011
- The Long Stretch and Push – April 9, 2012
- High Rise Markings – January 19, 2012
- More Building Construction for Size Up – February 3, 2012