Flashcards in Fire Operations Deck (29)
Life safety is typically achieved through what?
Aggressive interior fire attack and primary search
How can you account for all occupants in the structure?
It can be accomplished through a effective secondary search in the areas that were involved or exposed to the fire or smoke
What are the greatest factors that will drive the tactical decision making process?
Location and extent of the fire
What is the only tactic that should delay locating the fire?
Obvious critical rescues
The process of reading smoke assist officers and crew members of what?
Fires exact location, size, and potential for rapid spread
How is the interior rescue problem typically addressed through?
Aggressive primary search for life and rapid fire extinguishment
To support the rescue effort maintaining the integrity of what will be necessary?
Stairwell along with effective ventilation
How many companies are sufficient to handle task in any one apartment unit?
2. Typically one engine and one truck or rescue
The section of the building containing the fire between the stairwell in the firewall should receive priority for what?
Ladders for rescue and egress should initially be placed where?
In the front and rear at the fire floor and every floor level above the fire
Letter placement is based on what?
The location of the fire and or location of occupants in immediate danger
If fire is showing from the bedroom windows crews should ladder what?
If fire is showing from the balcony ladders should be placed where?
The bedroom windows
Ventilation at garden apartment fires is most often accomplished in which way
Windows and balcony doors
Vertical ventilation may be warranted when?
The stairwell becomes charged with Hi heat and smoke
The fire is on the top floor
Fire has entered the attic or cockloft
The interior exposure problem should be addressed through what?
Rapid containment of the fire
The exterior exposure problem should be addressed through what?
A combination of a coordinated interior attack, exterior attack, or protecting the exposures with a hose stream
What is the first engines positioning and assignments on a apartment fire
Pool pass the involve structure or stop short allowing room for the truck to have the front
On scene report
Initial attack line
Search as the line is advanced
What is the positioning and actions for the second engine company on a apartment fire
Water supply for the first engine
Second attack line
Check the floor below the location of the first engine
What is the apparatus positioning and initial actions of the third engine on a apartment fire?
Secondary water supply
Check for extension
Visual inspection of the side opposite of the first engine
Line to the floor above
What is the positioning and initial actions of the fourth engine company on a apartment fire
Complete the secondary water supply
What is the positioning and initial actions for the first truck?
Position on the fire front with the first engine
Proceed to the fire floor
What is the positioning and initial actions of the second truck on a apartment fire
That should opposite of the first truck typically in the rear
Proceed to the floor above the fire
Possible roof operations
Check the attic
What is the position and initial actions of the rescue company on an apartment fire?
Position away from the structure
It will be imperative for units first unitsto clearly establish The best means of what?
Access to the fire area
Where should the turntable be positioned of the first truck company on a apartment fire?
Either directly in front of the involved a unit or upwind from the involved area
If the opposite side access is not available the third engine companies should position where?
At the end of the row closest to the involved unit
When there is no access to the rear the additional truck should position where?
On side Alpha in front of the uncovered exposure ground ladders and truck operations in the rear will remain a priority