Shortly after arriving on shift you are dispatched to a residential structure fire. You are the first due engine company and will be arriving on scene with the ladder as shown in the picture. Neighbor states that a family of six lives there and the time is 8:05AM. Your next due engine& chief are approx. 8 minutes out with a hydrant 800ft away. There is a car in the driveway…What next?
Let’s start off Monday right with a heck of a working fire. Dispatched as first due apparatus (Whatever you are assigned to) for working fire. It is 1:30AM with a hydrant 75 ft away from the front of the structure. Unknown occupancy with second due engine/first due truck company about 6 minutes out. What are your actions?
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?
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?
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?
You are a little behind the 8 ball on this one. You are responding to an adjoining fire zone. (1st due units are tied up on another call) Multiple callers on an apartment fire. You are on the first due engine and will be responding with the truck company from your station. Next due engine will be 8 minutes out. Hydrant is 500ft away at the entrance of the complex. You are up….
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Returning from a false alarm in your second due, you see smoke showing a couple blocks over. You go to investigate, (Engine staffed w/4) as you turn onto the block the tones drop for a working fire. You pull up and find this. Hydrant is less than 60 ft across the street. Your truck company is only minutes behind you. Go…….
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The question today is a submission from Lt. Mihir Patel from upstate NY. His response area is seeing an influx in solar panels. How does a truck company work to vent a roof with them on? Different tactics for different panel types? Roof ladder placement? Panels they have experienced contained a complex metal frame system. Let’s hear what you have to toss in today opinion or facts! Thanks again Lt. for the submission!
You are dispatched to a working condo fire with 6 confirmed trapped. Trapped person is 911 caller stating that fire is blocking her families exit and they are trapped on the 2nd floor. You will be first due and second in engine is 6 minutes out. A hydrant is 800 ft away. As the first due engine are you bypassing the hydrant for rescue? Wrapping the plug? Full connection? Passing to next due engine? State your actions and why?
While returning from a previous run, a fire is dispatched a block from your location. You are the officer on the TILLER today. Dispatch relays that its a multi family residence and you will be first due. You are riding 4 man and the next due unit (engine) is 6 1/2 minutes out. Fire building is occupied….What’s your actions truckie?
Dispatched 2nd due to working fire at approx. 630PM. During response you have smoke showing and recieve reports that the home is possibly occupied. Hydrant is 800ft from the structure. 1st due Engine advised they are making a push with an 1 3/4 to the second floor. At your arrival you have no assignment from command and cannot contact the first due. After attempting contact the 1st due transmits a mayday on floor two. (FF Johnson 2nd floor heavy heat and smoke conditions trapped HEEELLLPP!!!) No word from the other crew members. 3rd due is 8 minutes out. What is your plan…….the clock is ticking
After all the VES posts on yesterday’s fire scenario, I’m curious to who is making entry for VES on your department? Conditions are on the brink of “lighting up” with confirmed entrapment…as an officer are you going? fireman going? first due engine? first due truck? Everyone should be able to throw in some insight on this one…..