What Would You Do? Rail Tanker Car Fire

Not all fires occur in structures. This fire involves a fire in a railroad yard in tanker cars. The fire occurs on a Wednesday morning at 1130 hours.

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.

First assignment:___

Second assignment:__

Third assignment:__

Fourth assignment:___

Do you have availability to and would you use foam? 

How would you accomplish exposure protection?

For Back Up. How___

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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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