Alright, lets not try to Monday morning quarterback this; I am providing this video because it is some pretty impressive footage of the first in apparatus arriving on the scene of a fully involved 2 story single family dwelling at approximately 6am. A little background; it was an extremely windy morning, with gusts around 60 mph. We were dispatched at 5:57 am for the reported house on fire with possible people trapped. This was an off campus rental which was occupied by 3 college students. 2 were home at the time of the fire, able to escape, and were sitting on the curb next to the ladder truck when we arrived; they advised everybody was out. The first in engine stretched a 2.5" attack line to the A/B corner to protect the B exposure house. The first due truck (where this video was shot from) immediately went to the D exposure and evacuated a homeowner that was sleeping in the B/C corner on the 2nd floor. The 2nd arriving engine stretched a 2" line to protect the D exposure. Interior blinds of the D exposure were melting during the initial search of the truck. Both exposures were saved. Use the video for discussion on possible tactics and "what would you do" scenarios. Note the first engine had their own hydrant, the deck gun mount was temporarily out of service and thus not immediately usable without setting up the monitor base.
Good video, and a good training resource. My first thought would be to the deck gun being fired up by the intial engine, but you answered that question. You guys came off with big water for a big fire and that is awesome! You gave appropriate priority to protecting both exposures for a house that was obviously a looser. Great work on getting the home owner out of the D exposure. Looks like your tactics are solid, and it is apparent you are training hard to be smooth and efficient on the real thing.
Good job from my perspective.