Mitigating Class C Fires

11/08/2013
By Christopher Huston Scenario: Your engine company has been called to respond to a piece of equipment on fire at a manufacturing plant. You arrive on scene and are met by the machine operator, who states that he is the only one in the shop. As you obtain more information, the employee informs you the machine is still energized. At this time, thick, black smoke is issuing from the main entry door. Since this scenario involves electrical equipment on fire, how would extinguish this fire with the tools you have on your engine? An incident involving electricity increases the level of risk to both the customer and the responder. Our apparatus arrives with tools and equipment that can mitigate...

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