Pressurized Fire Attack Precautions: THE “BIG THREEE”

By Kriss Garcia and Reinhard Kauffmann

Using fans to bring a fire under control is effective and safe when employed correctly in structures that lend themselves to such a tactic. Learn when, where, and how to deploy a positive-pressure attack.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Understand the difference between positive-pressure attack (PPA) and positive-pressure ventilation (PPV).
  2. Know the conditions in which fans should not be used.
  3. Know when the Diagnostic Barometer of Interior Conditions indicates that the fire situation is conducive to PPA.
  4. Know to what the three “E”s in the “Big Threee” refer.

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