From Tactical to Practical: The Fire Investigation Team at High-Rise Fires

July 19, 2021 | 1 PM EDT

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

This webcast highlights the important functions of the Fire Investigation Team (FIT) during the first few crucial minutes of a high-rise incident, which will undoubtedly set the tone for the entire incident. The FIT becomes the incident commander’s (IC’s) “eyes and ears.” The instructor walks you through the front door of a high-rise building and methodically works your way up to the fire floor.

Along the way, you will see that the FIT is responsible for gathering vital building information, controlling elevators, advising occupants, mitigating any immediate life hazards, managing the flow of occupants, controlling the stairwells, assessing conditions, and communicating real-time information to the IC. Initial tactical necessities are discussed as you move swiftly toward your strategic goals: water on the fire, protecting building occupants, and containing and controlling smoke.

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