Thu, 26 Dec 2013|
FETM2014 ciampo 2_WMV9_Widescreen_960x540
[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [SOUND]. [MUSIC] Hi i am Mike Ciampo, welcome to this section of training. Today we're going to discuss. Commercial occupancy where often truck companies come in and they'll face suspended ceilings. What we'll do is, we'll always wanna check initially right when we get into the building the conditions above us. If we're here for just a light balance, it's still important to move, remove a ceiling tile and see if we have a build up of smoke above us. In a working fire, we don't wanna get too deep into the occupancy and have fire raging above our heads. So the first member through the front door with the hook will go to the left and right of the front door. And he's gonna remove a ceiling tile tear some tin open or get through the sheet rock or lath and plaster to check conditions above him. A firefighter with a set of irons will also go to the left and right, and his job is to check below. So often we're worried about the conditions above us, we forget about below us. He can take his halogen tool and drive the pick of it through the floor. If it bounces off or it's solid, that might tell us that we have concrete floor or terracotta. If it goes right through and it's wood and he pries it out, we can see if flame or smoke come out of that hole, or we can use the thermal imaging camera to check conditions below us. If a firefighter was coming to join [UNKNOWN] with fire and a [UNKNOWN] and we did face suspended ceilings and he knew what he had above his head. He'd want to pull the ceiling initially from the safety of a door frame. We don't want to get underneath a whole suspended ceiling and yank down and have the whole thing drop down on us. It will come down with wires, cable wires, HVAC systems and we can, can become trapped. So let's use the safety of a door frame. To pull the ceiling and hopefully it drops down in front of us. As we work forward, we might have to stay back to the safe zone, and keep pulling and have the ceiling come down in front of us. Here's a quick tactical tip when searching with a [UNKNOWN] tool. MAke sure we have the ads and the point facing downward. This ways we're moving it across. If it was to go over a hole in the floor or over a stair tread she'll drop and it'll pin your back hand down to the floor. If we hold the tool in this direction, she'll slide right over the same as this. When we do it in this fashion. So drop, pinning our hand, we'll stop and we'll feel with our foot. Stairs, stairs, and you'll know. [SOUND] I'm Mike Chapel, thanks for watching this segment for training minutes.