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Company Discussion: Vacant Buildings Cont.

Just because a building is occupied does not make it inherently safe if it is on fire. The same is true for vacant buildings; just because it is vacant does not make inherently dangerous just because it is vacant. It also doesn’t mean it isn’t occupied.

Row Houses

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This building fire give us many challenges and the need for resources. It is obvious we have extreme exposure problems. How do you handle this?

Frozen Firefighters

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Winter operations make the job harder and more dangerous. Take precautions and be safe.

How to Deploy

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Assign your crews to tasks on this house fire with rescue. They are all sitting at the front door, but you need them elsewhere. Where do you put them and why?

2×4’s for Locks

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Great use of a 2×4! Someone thought its was a good idea to put a 2×4 in the door to keep it locked. But, it will also do a good job of keeping people in during a fire. If it is dark and people are panicked, that board could cause some big problems. The board […]

Lending a Hand?

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This is not good! This is when getting out in the neighborhood really pays off.  Sure, someone could notify you about this, but it is so much better when you just stumble across something like this. I don’t know how this was discovered, but some firefighters thought enough of it to snap some photos. Getting […]

More Roof Ops

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Is there anything we are forgetting here? First, let me make it clear, I was looking for a picture I have of a crew working on the roof the correct way when I came across this one. I know, we have beat the first Roof Ops post to death and if you don’t want to […]

Green Roofs and Fire Operations

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Let’s try to determine how we would need to change our tactics, if at all, on a green building. This is a house fire like all the others with the exception the roof is a grassy meadow.

Kitchen Table Tactics 01/01/10

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It’s difficult to tell from the picture how many floors are on this building, but it is at least 3 or 4 above ground level. We can make some assumptions about how this building is occupied; store fronts on ground level and residential tenant spaces above, maybe some storage immediately above the store fronts. This […]

Kitchen Table Tactics

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What have we got here? What is you size up? What is you first impression as you are driving up the drive about line placement and life safety considerations? What is your first action when stepping out of the apparatus and why? Are there any special tactical considerations that aren’t obvious? Venting where and why? […]

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