Caller screaming she can’t get out
At 6 am a report of a couch on fire in a building quickly escalated to a well off fire on the 1st floor with reports of people trapped.
1st arriving crews found fire showing from the 1st floor apartment. The fire was auto exposing the second floor windows. An 1 3/4″ handling was stretched and operated in the 1st floor window while the door was being forced. The engine and truck then entered the fire apartment and began extinguishment and search. The truck then moved above the fire to the second floor. A second line was stretched to cover the second floor. The second truck company split their crew and covered the roof and searches of the third floor. You can hear them forcing doors over the radio while giving a progress report.
While this fire was handled quickly, there were a few issues that we identified and addressed. Because we realize there are no perfect fires, nor perfect firemen, we take a hard look at our operations and work to improve for the next fire. Hopefully this and all of our videos, help you in having some discussions with your crews for fires in your area.
This video is shared for educational purposes. We operate base on our city, our staffing and SOP’s. You should do the same.
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