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 preparing to advance a line on the fire. It appears they are taking the line to advance on the fire on the open door on the D side. The door to that entrance is gone. Another company is assigned to ventilation and appear to be removing the PPV fan from the truck.
My questions are simple.
1) Do anticipate being assigned to search? Why
2) If you are assigned to search, would you enter the building by following the attack line into the door on the D side or take another route in and why?
3) Where would you actually begin to search (if assigned)?
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