Holding 1&1: Engine Size-Up

This is YOUR fire, what will YOU do?


What is your size-up from this fire?


What floor do you report there to be fire showing from?

First Engine, what’s your line selection and where do you operate it from first?

First Truck, you’re the OVM, and assigned to VES with the Chauffeur for reported victim trapped in the bedroom. Where are you starting first?

-The Engine

Related: FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation, Fire Engineering

“Drills for Practicing How to Describe Fireground Conditions”
Fireground performance will be improved if your crew demonstrates consistency in sizing up what they see upon arrival
Robertson, FireRescue Magazine 1 October 2010

“Truck Work on Today’s Fireground”
Firefighters all over the country have been aware of the changes to the modern fireground, and adapting along the way
McCormack, FireRescue Magazine 1 April 2014

“Systematic Size-up Reports for Structure Fires”
Walker, Fire Engineering 3 September 2009

“The First Five Minutes: Effective Size-Up, Decision Making, and Communications” (Webcast)
Ryan, Fire Engineering 7 May 2014


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