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

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


  • 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!

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