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OK,  Before I move on,  as a curiosity, if you pulled up and were assigned search - nothing else was said over the radio or face to face because Command was busy, would you first move towards the victim in the window in apartment C or, because of conditions showing, would you do something else?  Is this the time to split the Crew?  (Can you split your crew because of the staffing on your rig?) 

Lastly,when you deciden to go to the victim,  would your first reaction be to get to the victim via ground ladder or stairs and once you contacted him, what do you do next?  

Here is the video:   http://youtu.be/QBxPZdZZRYs

Questions to answer are in Bold and underlined.  Add anything else that you deem important. 

First photo below labels apartments.  Second larger is snap from video. 




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Comment by Grant Schwalbe on November 1, 2013 at 10:33am

My thoughts...as tempting as it is, the victim is not in as much danger as those in apartment A or D.  I would split my crew and have the Engineer (and 4th man if I have one)  throw a ladder to victim and make contact with them to reassure, keep calm and make sure the interior doors are closed (maintain tenable space).  

Officer and FF to search apartments A then D using oriented man.  Next we'd move to C and make contact with victim.  Assist to ladder if they are conscious and if unconscious pregnant lady him to ladder.  

While the stairs would be the easy way, our victim does not have the PPE we have, so moving them from a safe area to a IDLH would essentially kill him/her. Just my thoughts!

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