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Hello All: We have this video posted on our website for a tactical discussion. I figured I would post it here also to stir a bit of discussion.

Here are some questions. Feel free to comment back by copying the questions and answering as you see fit.

Your Department:

1. How many apparatus (what type/manpower) will arrive within five minutes of your arrival?

2. How many apparatus (what type/manpower will arrive within 10 minutes of your arrival?

3. How far away is your nearest mutual aid company and what is their manpower when they arrive?

Engine Company Operations:

1. What are your major concerns if arriving first due at this fire?

2. Where will you stretch your first attack line and why?

3. Where will you stretch your second attack line and why?

4. Will you need other lines, if so, how many and where?

5. Will you forward lay or reverse lay and why?

6. Will you call for additional help on arrival?

7. Any other Engine points that you would like to share?

Ladder Company Operations:

1. What are some major concerns if you are the first due ladder company at this fire?

2. What ladder company functions are needed immediately and how will you conduct them?

3. Is roof ventilation a primary concern at this fire?

4. How will you conduct ladder company operations if your department does not have a ladder truck?
5. How will you search this building?

Building Construction & Fire Conditions:

1. Is this a private dwelling or converted multiple dwelling and what are the concerns with each?

2. Where will the fire travel in the next 5 minutes and how will you stop it?

3. What type of construction do you expect and the hazards associated with construction?

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