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Engine Company Operations: DICERS-VO for Extinguishment

By Ray McCormack DICERS is a fire extinguishment model utilizing interior tactics to extinguish fires. DICERS - VO D - Detect - Detect the location of the fire I -  Isolate - Isolation of the fire area C - Confine - Confinement of the fire. E - Extinguish - Extinguishment of the fire. R - Rescue - Rescue of those effected by the fire and smoke. S - Search - Search of the fire area and adjoining spaces. V - Ventilation - Ventilation coordinated from within and as needed. O - Overhaul - Overhaul of the fire area for hidden extension. DICERS lays out the fireground with task components that are directed at operations within the interior of the fire building based on best practices...

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