What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

Not all fires occur in structures. This fire involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle. There was no evidence when you arrived of an engine fire, but, since then, one has developed.  

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 incident of this type.

Answer the questions below or make your own strategic, tactical and task level questions to answer.

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Skip Coleman: Firefighting RoundtableJohn “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

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