With this picture in mind, what does your second in unit do? Does it backup the first in crew with a hand line? Does it perform ventilation? Just where do you order this second in crew and what are the tactical priorities?
There are some things that can be learned from this video. We weren’t there from the onset, but valuable information can be taken away from this video.
Not only will it hamper rescue efforts, performing ventilation or suppression from this side of the building would be challenging at best.
Deploy your resources accordingly through what ever a first alarm will bring you. If you want to expand your alarms, hey, have at it.
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.
Some of you may have fought a fire or two in a building similar to this one or done an inspection at one.
Although everyone is responsible for safety and identifying unsafe conditions, the officer must continually keep a watchful eye on conditions.
Do you know how to read the smoke and recognize the signs of backdraft?
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?
Get your crew together and make your assignments. There’s a fire and we need to make assignments.