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Size Up Drill

I still believe that a size up is a size up and the information you gather during it, along with experience, training and knowledge, will direct you into the right direction. If the building is tenable or not; if it has burned before; if it is in poor condition; it doesn’t change how you size up. What changes is how you use the information.

What Do You See?

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As an officer that will be making the initial decisions on this building you have a great responsibility to know as much about this structure as you can. It will certainly help you to make the best possible decision about your tactics.

False Exterior Walls

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Not only will it hamper rescue efforts, performing ventilation or suppression from this side of the building would be challenging at best.

More Company Discussions:You Are the Boss!

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Deploy your resources accordingly through what ever a first alarm will bring you. If you want to expand your alarms, hey, have at it.

Company Discussions: Redeployment?

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Time is running out for keeping this in check and an interior attack. We’ve all been here and we know how this can go.

Company Discussion: Building Characteristics

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Some of you may have fought a fire or two in a building similar to this one or done an inspection at one.

Company Discussion: Vacant Building

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We need to plan for and be prepared for fires in vacant buildings. How do you approach these and do you do anything different with these buildings?

Company Discussion Series

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Get your crew together and make your assignments. There’s a fire and we need to make assignments.

Secondary Means of Escape

Operating on the roof during a building fire requires us to have a secondary means of escape. This will likely be the responsibility of crews on the ground. But, if resources are such, the vent team may need to place both sets of ladders prior to making the roof.

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?

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