Flashcards in Private Dwellings Deck (10):
Major weakness from firefighting & fire protection standpoint ?
Open & unenclosed stairway
Primary consideration in the placement of the first hose line for access to a fire in the cellar when an interior attk is ordered is via ? (NEW)
The entrance door that provides the quickest access to the fire area
During the initial size up at apparent first floor & or second floor fires, members should ensure __ before committing first line ?
They check to determine that the fire did not start on a lower floor or in the cellar
Most fires in Pd originate ?
In the cellar
When entering the 1st floor main entrance above a cellar fire, a TIC showing heat waves emanating across the 1st floor ceiling indicates ?
Cellar door is open. *also, smoke showing significant force & speed under pressure will indicate that the interior cellar door is open.
IC (Chief or Co Officer) consider ordering an exterior HL operated into a cellar window to allow for a quick knockdown when there will be a delay applying water from interior or conditions dictate. Some examples ?
What is the least desirable of secondary entrances for cellar fires. ?
Bilco doors. Shall not be used for HL placement unless no other option
The following would preclude the descent of the first hoseline down the interior cellar stairs ?
High heat at TOP of stairs.
Initial size-up indicates serious fire condition.
Questionable stability of the stairs.
*no mention of immediate avail of 2nd hose line anymore (NEW )
Paramount concern in making decision to advance down the interior cellar stairs ?
Safety of members