Fire Ground Basics # 3

We want you to Identify basic functions by putting yourself in the position of our brother and sisters in the videos. Remember these are videos and you could be the next week. We want to learn and grow not critcize. Five basic points to consider. This is three videos that need to be viewed altogehter. Learn all you can. Found this video at Statter911.com.

  • Size-Up
  • Command
  • Hose Lines ( Deployment, Number )
  • Truck Functions
  • Water Supply

2 Comments

  • Jesse Vidrine says:

    Saftey would be first objective

    Size Up: Appears to be one story with a working garage and car fire doing a 360 at this time.
    Command and accountability will be at pump panel.
    Hose line will be a 2.5 attack line on outside for quick knock down then two 1.75 hose lines for inside operations.
    Truck function they would be R.I.T.
    Water supply would be hydrant or tanker shuttle all depends on the area you

  • Jon Lockwood says:

    Looks like a decent job. We need to maintain a safe yet AGRESSIVE attitude at our fires. A strong command presence with a solid plan is essential. Looks like there were plenty of members on scene. A good rule: at fires with vehicle involvement on a ramped driveway such as this one, we can try to spot the rig on the hydrant side of the driveway (if possible).. This keeps supply lines and attack lines from passing in front of the driveway. Often times fuel tanks on vehicles can rupture, sending burning fuels toward our equipment. Quick F.E. and access to the interior garage/ living area door with a charged hoseline is key for protection of the interior while streams are applied into the garage from the exterior. The arriving truck could split teams and handle ventilation and search simultaneously. An additional line could be placed in service on the interior along with aggressive ceiling pulling to control the attic. Overall, another job well done Brothers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

background image Blogger Img

Marques Bush

Firefighter Basics launched in February 2009 after Founder/Editor Marques Bush was looking for a way to express himself and share his experiences with brother and sister firefighters. Shortly after founding the site Marques spoke with several trusted friends and ask them to come on board and contribute also. Firefighter Basics is a dedicated group of firefighters who strive everyday to practice what they preach about Training, Safety, and Tradition.  We can be reached at firefighterbasics@gmail.com

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Comments
Ryan McGovern (Ladder Jack)
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
Marques, As I have been following this debate for the past few weeks, and looking for the best way to respond, I could find no "correct" way to join the conversation without maybe coming off as narrow-minded. The response you have here says exactly what I believe is the best way to approach the SLICER/…
2014-12-03 00:41:24
Fyrfyter19
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
Though hitting a fire from the outside lowers the temperature in the room, it raises it closer to the floor. I've been a firefighter for 14 years and work for an inner city department. You'd better be damn sure there are no victims in the structure anywhere near where those heated gasses are going to…
2014-11-24 17:54:49
LeRoy Burlingame
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
I found that firefighters do more calls than just structure fires, so with that I've established an acronym I use and teach others in my company. FIRE; First unit, Identify, Resources, Evaluate. It's simple and can't be used for any type of call. I know it won't ever catch like SLICERS but it works. First…
2014-11-20 20:22:06
Al waters
Ideology vs Philosophy: Are you Slicing or Dicing in the fire service trends
When I think of slicers or dicers I think of an acronym to remind you of interior attack tactics. S you should constantly be aware of your surroundings by maintaining your situational awareness while making an interior attack. L locating the fire is really apart of size up I.e. Seat of the fire and extension.…
2014-11-20 01:28:05
anchorpoint1
The next big thing…or just another acronym?
As you can most likely tell, I am in favor of the questioning. Thank you for your concern, but I am not offended. This arena does not lend itself kindly to the soft skinned. The purpose of this site is the discussion. Seeing how other departments operate and comparing that to how your department operates.…
2014-11-17 00:21:17

Follow Firefighter Basics

FireEMS Blogs eNewsletter

Sign-up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter

LATEST FIREFIGHTER NEWS

HOT FORUM DISCUSSIONS

LATEST ON FIRE ENGINEERING

FEATURED DISCUSSIONS