Tag Archives: tactics

Right in the Middle of It

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Situational awareness must be practiced at all times. Even in the platform.

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-11-2010

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Your first in with limited resources. Possible victims trapped. How do you handle this one?

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-10-10

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What would you do if you were the first arriving company officer on this fire? What are the main considerations with this house? Share and post your answers and thoughts.

Kitchen Table Tactics 1-7-10

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Give us your tactics and strategies for this large residential fire. Share you thoughts and ideas on how you would tackle this fire as the first arriving company officer or commanding officer.

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 […]

Hazards of Commercial Buildings

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No doubt that we all have a building like this in our jurisdiction, if not several. In many cases these buildings have been several different kinds of business and altered some fashion or another. These are not simple fires, especially if there are part of a main street block or strip mall type of set […]

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? […]

Company Training Discussion 2: Residential Fire with Exposure

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This is the response from the posting from the other day.  Our fried Fred commented with the following details: Assuming wood frame construction of main structure. Challenges: fire already past egress point at patio doors of main structure. Exposure of propane tank in backyard. Possible hazardous storage in garage. Garage may be block construction. 1st […]

Company Training Discussion 2: Residential Fire with Exposure

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Here is another look at a residential house fire.  What challenges might we have with this fire and where would your first attack line go?  Where would you put your second line and what size?  How would your size-up be transmitted?  What type of contruction are you assuming?  Post you comments and I will post […]

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