Please view the video first. It only lasts 20 seconds. It has two views of the building.
This fire occurs in a cold storage facility. It is concrete construction. Interior individual storage compartments are cork-lined for insulation.
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 in this worksheet (PDF) 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 ventilation: How_
For search: How_
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