Each occupancy type presents specific hazards to firefighters. Officers and firefighters need to “profile” each occupancy they respond to knowing specific hazards that are present. Hazards that should be considered are specific types of fuels present, types of construction materials, entrapment hazards, confusing interior arrangements, or other critical factors.
If your department or community does not have the types of structures mentioned in this week’s firefighter training drill, then consider anywhere you may respond as part of a mutual or automatic aid response. Discuss this as a crew exercise and assign specific addresses to each type or individual occupancy names as part of your drill.
Download this week’s firefighter training drill as a PDF HERE.