Apartment Fire Considerations

This is another video I put together. I have been getting positive feedback on this format, so I will continue to do this.

We are addressing some concerns and challenges with apartment fires. This building is of the garden apartment style but this same type of building can be a stand alone as well.

As always, this is not the only considerations when looking at apartment fires. Follow your guidelines and get out to your response areas to become familiar with similar buildings.

Until next time, stay safe and ring those bells tomorrow and say a prayer for all of the fallen and their families.

2 Comments

  • Steve says:

     
    Morning-
                    Just listened to your blog on apartments, remember that most of these unit have basements with that door also opening into the breezeways. In the basements you will have utilities shutoffs, washers and dryers, and storage area that are made by chicken wire walls with lots of combustibles exposed to whomever, had a fire in two of these units the same night/time and we recalled on off duty personnel to respond, first and only time that ever happen.
     
     
     

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    Well, this is a very informative post to all of us. We must maintain these following steps to avoid apartment fire Please check.
     

    1. Drop and roll: if fire catches your clothes then never run. STOP running and roll over to reduce the flame
    4. Use safety guard for electric devices.
    5. Match box is always for adults' use.
    6. Do not use elevators in fire affected places. Always use stairs.
    7. Visit http://www.firesafetyconsultant.com to know more about fire safety consultant.
     

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Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal with the Sullivan Fire Protection District, a combination department, and a career firefighter/paramedic with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in North St. Louis County.

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Tim Westlake
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Steve. Thank you. I to am a Training Officer both in the NYS Department of Corrections as a FBTI and as a CFI/MTO and Lieutenant of a 60 member Volunteer Department. I to do not train enough. I agree with everything you said. My biggest problems are also not the few but the many. As…
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Mamamaggie
How Dare You!-We Can No Longer Tolerate Incompetence!
I totally agree with your comments regarding training and preparation I want to know the person standing next to my son / sons are capable of fighting a fire with knowledge dedication and standing shoulder to shoulder with a motto of " no man left behind " the only safety line you have to getting…
2015-07-04 02:13:54
Jeff
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Amen.
2015-07-04 00:04:50
Ryan Huffman
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I am a volunteer lieutenant in a rural department and I work full time on a medic unit. This article is very powerful and was a very good read. I love to train and train harder everyday that I'm at work or at the volly house and when I'm not there I'm constantly reading articles…
2015-07-03 13:19:23
Kevin Hurl
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Too True, I am a big fan of the saying "you can never train to hard for a job that kill you" Well said and I'll copying the link to this to our brigade Facebook page.
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