Tactics Tuesday

This fire started in the garage and quickly moved interior. The fire was caused by a leaking fuel line on a truck. The house was a near total loss. Give your size up and tactics you would use for this fire

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  • Dave LeBlanc says:

    Single Story Wood frame – 30 x 60 with attached garage. Heavy fire in the garage area extending to the attic and residence.

    Gun job. I know the attack from the unburned portion theory, but my thoughts are that until some of that heavy fire is knocked, you anren’t going to make much progress.

    Hit it with the gun from the street and then stretch a 2 1/2 so you can hit the garage from low and attack up into that attic. Try and push everything through the garage to the rear.

    Second companiy in through the front door when some of the fir ehas been darked down and then shut down the outside streams and try and knock the rest from inside.

    Truck work is a must as the fire definitely has the attic.

  • Engine Captain Missouri says:

    Single story residential, garage fully involved, with extension to the structure, deck gun. One of our companies would pick up a plug on the way in, knock the main body of fire down with the gun as the handline is being stretched into the front door to cut this thing off. Additional companies on the first alarm, second jiffy to the interior, start hooking the ceiling, if you don’t open it up, you lose the roof completely. To agree with Dave, truck work is a must.

  • HallwaySledge says:

    What are these things called “deck guns” you speak of? Seriously, we do not have pre-piped guns on our Engines, no seriously. So in my situation, drop the 2 1/2″ skid load ( 3″ bed to a wye to 2 1/2″), Engine leads out to a hydrant. While the Engine leads I force the door (my backstep is getting the line ready) and it’s decision time.

    What do I see? Heavy smoke with no visible fire? Fire into the living space already? Door into the garage open or closed?

    No fire in the house, knock it from the outside and then move into the house. Fire in the house or gonna be in a second or two? Take the line through the house and have the second line off the wyes knock the garage.

  • anchorpoint1 says:

    Fire in an attached garage extended to single floor wood frame residential. First engine big line through the front door attack main body of fire from what would most likely be the kitchen. Second line from the front of the garage near the house, with the garage door already on the ground and a line from the inside there should be little chance of pushing fire into the house or onto the other crew. Truck work, yeah, get thermal imagers in there to check for extension. The entire roof line is suspect. Garage is a no firefighter zone until well after the fire is knocked down, the door fell and people use rafter space as storage for god knows what.
    Then find a way to inform amateur videographers that the fire department may be down the block, but if you are too busy recording your elderly neighbor’s tragedy to call them, they aren’t going to come.

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LeRoy Burlingame
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anchorpoint1
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