Trabajo lateral del carro de Charlie

Side Charlie truck work.

We shared with you a two alarm fire in the 4th Battalion earlier this week. Below is the Spanish version, focusing on the operations on Side Charlie of 1432 University Boulevard.

Additional coverage from some of the companies that were on the scene:

Co.11: Langley Park Three Alarm Fire Displaces Fifty People

Co.31: Volunteers Stay Busy This Columbus Holiday

The importance of duties assigned to companies operating in the rear and on the roof cannot be understated. Even if your department doesn't operate with specific company-level task assignments, someone is going to be responsible for areas other than the fire room and the front of the building. This fire shown was on the top floor of an occupied apartment and involved a pitched roof built over top a flat roof.




Take a look at how your department, and neighboring ones, operate at structure fires and see if the information below can be added into your game plan. Remember, just because you don't have an actual 'truck' doesn't mean you can neglect throwing ladders and venting the roof.

Second-Due Truck Ops
Prioritizing second-due truck company operations
McCormack, FRM/FFN June 2010

How Roof Materials Affect Ventilation Ops
Truckies must be able to identify roofing materials & the correct ways to open them
Kertzie, FRM/FFN March 2008

Know Your Role on the Roof
A step-by-step cut sequence for sawyers & sounders
Frassetto, FRM/FFN August 2010

Roof Operations: Extending the 7-9-8 Ventilation Cut
Brotherhood Instructors, 2011

Off-the-Bucket Ventilation
Working off a bucket can be a safe & effective strategy when executed properly
Frassetto, FRM/FFN August 2010

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