“Expect Fire” Early Footage of Chicago Multiple Alarm on Weekday Afternoon

Only a block away, Engine 22 has an afternoon full of fire and first line choices.


On 16 September Chicago’s Engine Company 22 was first due to a fire in a renovated structure that eventually went to two alarms. First on the scene, they were immediately faced with fire on multiple floors and threatening the exposures.
“Lincoln Park building collapses in extra-alarm fire” Chicago Tribune
“Chicago 2-11 Alarm 9-16-11” ChicagoAreaFire.com

Using the video above, excluding the actions of the firefighters within, you can present the scene with the task of teaching what sizeup, communication and hoseline principles your department may use. Have your shift view the video and stop it a certain intervals to ask questions and discuss the answers.

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