I got a lot of views to the last blog but only 2 with the courage to tell us what he would do. Thanks Charlie and Justin. Here are some of their comments . (Remember, these comments are for the last Blog and not the one below. Do not get confused. “From the outside we are looking at nothing more than a MODERN style split ranch, so to start our search we are going to start a right hand search towards the sleeping quarters due to time and day. With a three man Engine crew (officer,2 FF) the officer would preferably stage his oriented search from the hallway after sweeping the great room with his TIC on his/her way through. The wide open floor plan would allow our search officer and Attack officer to get a preliminary all clear of the great room, dining room and kitchen. I'd like to see one FF take each bedroom and the Officer could sweep the bathroom from the hallway. Both FF's would search the master bedroom allowing one to hit the closet and master bath. The crew would then preform a proper primary search of the dinning room, kitchen and great room on the way out, most likely in that order.”
" I'd perform a right hand search of the fire floor . The hose crew I assume , would be heading to the kitchen area and can search along the way . We work on 2 person pieces , so in zero visibility we stay together . Once visibility and fire condition improves we can separate more has long as we can keep in contact .")
Those are the kind of comments I am looking for. Exactly where and how you would search.
So for this next scenario below, lets again assume it’s 0630 hours on a Sunday morning.
Here is a link to the video showing you the fire conditions and exterior of the house.
Your company is assigned to Search. The first in engine company has already stretched a line in through the front door. One firefighter of that crew is again, assigned to “Door Control” until the fire is located and darkened.
Explain how you would completely search this house using the floor plan below. Please cover if the searcher(s) would search together as with the standard search or if you would conduct more of an Oriented Search. If that is the case, state where the Oriented Person would position him/herself.