This incident occurs in a shopping mall. Two vehicles have apparently jumped the curb and plow into the entrances to the mall and an explosion and ensuing fire occur. The incident occurs on a Saturday afternoon in mid-December. Please view the entire video above.
Assume you are responsible for initially establishing command at this fire.
Other units responding are what your department would send on a report of a fire in this occupancy type.
Answer the questions below or make your own strategic, tactical, and task-level questions to answer.
Can crews safely effectively enter and work? Yes No
Could there be savable people inside? Yes No
Will you allow offensive (interior) operations? Yes No
For Fire Attack: Size of Line (Control)__ : Taken in from and taken to: (Confine)_
For Back Up. How___
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John “Skip” Coleman retired as assistant chief from the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue. He is a technical editor of Fire Engineering. a member of the FDIC Educational Advisory Board; and author of Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer (Fire Engineering, 1997), Managing Major Fires (Fire Engineering, 2000), Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer, Second Edition (Fire Engineering, 2008) and Searching Smarter (Fire Engineering 2011) and 2011 recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement Award.