Fri, 9 Jul 2010|
I'd like to offer some tips to -- On some things that we found. With handling fires. In single family dwellings. We should become quite commonplace for some departments and couple a times a year for other departments depending on where you live and what size towns. Some key points to remember. When you responding. Always provide for a safe. An effective. Fire attack. By that we mean comply with. Full turn out -- SC BA. Following the NFPA standard. -- -- -- -- Provide for safety. For each member out in an idea RH. Atmosphere. I DRH meaning. I -- really dangerous the life and health. When -- in an ideal H atmosphere you need to be. On SE BA. He need to have your full personal protective accord on. And of US. Safety and ideal age means. You need to have the proper accountability. Its safety procedures in place. Then. Choose the proper -- lying. And the retire but required. Gallons per minute for all what you're -- to accomplish. When you have. A house fire. That requires. 250 gallons a minute. -- wanna bring in all those line it's gonna be under that goal. And just as important. Is water supply. Depending on your municipality. Depending on -- department. Depending on whether or not you having fixed hydrants water supply system. There -- you have tanker shuttles or you draft from rivers and -- You need to have a good safe sustainable. Water supply. In place. Additionally. Bring in with proper tools. That you need. You're going into a house fire. You may need actions. Adds sledge hammers saws. Salvage covers the aliens. Make sure you have those -- ready for -- Also total. But the right. Vertical ventilation. Which is cutting -- rural. Powers are ventilation taking out windows all opening windows. And positive pressure ventilation. Those three methods can work very very much in your favor helping you find the -- -- the fire and extinguish it quickly. Well. -- As I was taught many years a golf. If you're fighting a fire that. Above the ground floor are. You need to have some routers in place because if things don't go the way you planned and you need to come out. That's a long dropped from the second broke down to the ground. Remember up. Set up incident command. Even if it's just the incident commander and -- -- -- people off to their assignment. Get the incident command system in place. Large or small departments can do this very easily. Then. Safety. And accountability. Remember who's on scene find out who's on -- get -- -- Write it on a dry erase board. But know who -- responders are. The -- into -- rule. If you've got a -- -- -- side you've got to have back up outside. If it's not something you can achieve to the size your department get some help and call -- help in quick. If you're working at a house fire. Anybody it's inside the building needs to be in full protective clothing. And SE BA all -- It's safety. Remember. Most important -- hope. As an incident command up. Don't allow freelancing. On the scene. People go out and freelance. That's when they get hurt that's when they become unaccounted for -- that's when you don't know -- there. And that's where some tactical objectives. Either get over accomplished. Not accomplished or something totally. Out of -- happens. That you -- want to have happen. Through the institution of incident command. And the presence of a safety office. And -- sector offices. Watching out what's going on. You have the ability to prevent freelancing. By monitoring -- seen anybody that you see here there's work -- on their own out of send it back to the command post or give them and -- to work as a group. That's one way to -- eliminate freelancing. Another way is to sit down with the in neighboring departments. Tell them how much you appreciate the help when you appeal when they're people get -- -- -- on the tag him with. Thomas shooting incident command he'll assign them Neil's out which he well it was kind of -- -- avoid freelancing. The worst thing that can happen with freelancing. Is that that person gets hurt or worse. That's what we're trying to prevent. These types of fires have been called -- about a -- Sooner or later every firefighter. Is gonna see. Just remember. When you operate at one of these operate safely. Efficiently. And keep your wits about you. And when things go bad at one of these fires. Chances are. One of the components that I've mentioned may have been missed.