What Would You Do? Fire in an Old Auto Repair Garage

This fire occurs in an older ordinary (CMU) constructed auto repair garage. The roof is a steel bar joist assembly with a metal deck roof. The fire occurs at 8:30 am on a Tuesday.

Assume you are responding as the first due unit. (Choose the type–engine, truck, heavy squad, or other–that you normally ride.)

Other units responding are what your department would send on a report of a fire in this occupancy type.

Answer the questions this worksheet (PDF) 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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