Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Kimple Sep 19, 2010.
The fire occurs on a Sunday morning at 6:45 am. The house is 3800 sq. ft. and had four bedrooms. One on Division 1 and three on Division 2. Your crew is assigned Search. There is 1 hose line stretched to the front door at the time you are assigned by the first arriving engine.
How would you conduct your search?
Type of search
Where would you start? Division 1, 2 or basement!
How would you and…Continue
Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:01am — 6 Comments
The fire occurs in a small, 540 sq. ft. Frame bungalow. The alarm is sounded at 0630 hours on a Sunday morning. As in the photo, there are vehicles parked on the “D” side of the structure.
“Attack” has been assigned to the first due engine. Your crew is assigned “Search”.
Develop a search plan including entry point, where you will start and end up the search. Also include search type and any other considerations.
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Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment
This fire occurs in a vacant wood frame building. It was originally built (1920’s or 30’s) as a multi-family dwelling and has been renovated several times over the years.
The building is located in an old section of your community where blight and deterioration has overtaken the area. There are many homeless people in the area and drugs and prostitution is prevalent.
Your company is approaching and awaiting assignment. First on-scene crews are…Continue
Posted on November 19, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments
Your company is assigned to Search. The first in Engine Company has already stretched a line in through the front door on the A/B corner and heading up stairs. One firefighter of that crew is assigned to “Door Control” until the fire is located and darkened. So we have two firefighters on Division 2 with a hoseline (the remainder of the first in Engine Company). Their focus is on darkening the fire.
Again, you are assigned search. Staffing is whatever your crew would be staffed…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:57am — 5 Comments
I would like to continue with the search blogs. As a reminder, I will post a video of the fire scene and provide some basic information. I would hope you would respond to the blog by commenting at the bottom of the page. If you are a little timid, (you’re probably not a “B” shifter) at least think about the situation and figure out what you would do if you were assigned search at that fire.
This fire occurs in a three story garden type apartment. One level is mostly below grade…Continue
Posted on September 19, 2014 at 11:18am — 4 Comments