I have some specific questions regarding the use of CAFS on interior fire attack:
1)Do you use CAFS lines for supported interior attacks? Meaning that station can arrive and begin an interior attack without the need to wait for additional units to arrive on scene. I have heard a lot of reports of the use at stations that will perform a transitional (defensive to offensive) knock down from the outside. We are facing implementation of CAFS Engines into our fleet.
2)What are your flows for: 1 3/4, 2 1/2 interior lines?
3)Do you use CAFS for interior attacks in structures that do not have carpet or other absorbant materials for flooring? Do you have any concerns in this scenario with appying CAFS on a surface that will not abosrb and could potentially lead to a slippery surface to walk or.
4)Regarding Interior attacks: Are there any "go, no go" indicators that fall into your decision making prior to use?
We are looking for tactical information on the actual use of CAFS for interior attacks. Thanks, Scott