Once again enroute to a working fire. Dispatch advised multiple callers. Hydrant is 750ft from the structure. You have heavy smoke showing from a couple blocks away. You make the turn and this is what you have. Car in the driveway and nobody outside at your arrival. What are your actions? Second due engine is 5 minutes out. First due truck is 8 minutes out…..
Today’s questions is in regards to fire attack down long/narrow or obstructed driveways. On homes with very long and often narrow driveways, what are your companies actions to get water onto the fire? Many of these situations it is impossible to gain access down the driveway leaving anywhere from 100-1000ft+ of distance between your truck and the fire….How does your department get water to fire in these situations?
Two engine companies are on scene of a working fire at a local chinese restaurant. You are on the first due truck company and this is what you have showing at your arrival approx 7 minutes in. The engines are having an extremely difficult time making headway on the fire. What are you actions? Only engine company functions have been completed at this point….I need some added motivation while working on next months scenarios, so lets get the participation number up today!
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Dispatched first in for a occupied structure fire. At your arrival you find this. Hydrant is less than 100ft away. Caller had contact with dispath reporting that her and her 4yr old were trapped in a bedroom (d-side) second floor and couldn’t get out. Telephone contact lost….What are your actions and why?
You are dispatched to a working fire in a 3 story apartment complex. There are two hydrants in the complex one at the front entrance (500ft) and one at the rear entrance (300ft). You will be arriving as first due engine with a quint 2 minutes behind you. Occupany is unknown and there is no further info. You have exposures on the B side but not “truck” access to the rear, C or D side as there is a pond in the back and C side. You see heavy smoke and fire from the road….What are your actions and the assignments for incoming units?
On vacation in Tenn, but that doesn’t mean the scenarios stop. You are dispatched to a working fire that is reported “vacant” prior to your arrival. You arrive as the first due engine with the nearest hydrant over 2 miles away. Nearest engine is 10 minutes away. What you see is what you get…..What are your actions?