Holding 1&1: First Due, What Do You Do?

 

Video size-up scenario from the Engine

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You’re arriving first on whatever you usually ride (Engine, Truck, Rescue).

There is no one in the street to meet you and these are the conditions as you arrive. Water supply is readily available.

Identify what type of unit you are arriving on and what your initial actions will be.

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4 Comments

  • Reese says:

    E-5 is on location, we have a 2 1/2 wood frame structure , with heavy fire in the front. 5 will be making a fast attack, we have a hydrant, next unit pull a second line. 5A will be making a 360

  • Lee Hart Jr. says:

    I arrive on a pumper……..One well placed 1.75 crosslay thru the front door…flowing 180 gpm with some class A foam…….

  • Matthew Erdman says:

    I was left patiently waiting for the deck gun to be used.

  • Shaun says:

    I ride on a 3 man engine. Our policy is that the 2nd due establishes the water supply. Looking at the still picture, I believe I would knock it down with the 2.5in initially. and have the 1.75in mop up. Being first due on this and pulling the 2.5in sucks cause another engine is going to get to stretch into the structure. But I think that is the quickest way to put a knock on this fire, and protect that search for the truck.

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Bill Schnaekel
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Thanks, Greg. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed it and appreciate the feedback. Please be sure to look through all of the other articles here written by our friends. If you're feelin' squirrelly, check out the following sites on FB: Holding1and1 Firefighter Basics A View From the Front Seat Firefighter Behavior
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Bill, Your article hit the nail on the head. I think I just found a new Blog. Thanks
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Dan, If you are willing to listen to advice, I might have some for you. Please feel free to contact me through my email. It is leatherlungs8@Hotmail.com.
2015-04-17 22:40:35
Dan
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I feel there is not much one can do other then pass all the test and wait. If a department wants you, they will take you. In my experience I have been more then qualified for a position, passed all the test and the person right off the street got the job over me. When…
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