Commercial Taxpayer Fire Simulation

Simulation by CommandSim and Battalion Chief Frank Montagna, FDNY

It is a cold, clear, dry Sunday in March. Dispatch reports that callers see smoke coming out of a vacant property on the corner of 128th Ave. and Harmony. Some callers suspect arson by vandals who might have gotten inside the building last night and started a fire. The vacant property adjoins several commercial businesses…


Where do I go from here? Get a sample exercise sequence that shows you one scenario you can model with this simulation.
What am I looking for? Advice on sizing-up the structure and other important tactical considerations.
What does this thing do? Here’s a chart of possible outcomes and curveballs you can throw into the scenario, as well as navigation instructions.








The scenario and accompanying materials have been designed by Frank Montagna, Battalion Chief, FDNY. The technical development and production was done by CommandSim. All materials may not be copied or distributed without the expressed, written permission of Fire Engineering and the PennWell Corporation, copyright 2008, all rights reserved.



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