firefighter (don’t shout over victim’s ������9^�����©U&MRmh�;=�k��ޱIeM�c��ʴ�����&� 2. Area of the fire Discuss what they found. On all fours How far can a member search or travel into a smoke-filled area before he must turn back to avoid running out of air in his SCBA? When faced with heavy, pressurized smoke inside a space that needs to be searched, ventilation should be performed as soon as possible and preferably, before firefighters enter this dangerous environment. May use their foot versus hand to maintain contact with the wall or each other. Stage of fire Safety is the number one issue and firefighters need to manage their air. Pushes in another 10- A GUIDE LINE. Hose line availability
A search may begin in one of three locations, which are:
areas and hand search beds, On arrival and order (from either IC or SOP) to search: When manpower permits, the incident commander should assign separate vent and search teams. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Don your full protective gear – All of it, including hood and SCBA.
There are three ways to start a search: You may start at the place rescuers are told a victim is located. 3 0 obj 1. Excerpted from a presentation Aggressive Primary Search-Focusing on After opening the door, decide if the team will make their initial turn to the left or right? 1st Fire area/room When moving throughout the building: determine fire conditions in room. Search and Rescue (SAR) Procedures Chapter 9. There are three basic layouts for house, whether they are attached or detached: The single-story or “ranch,” the two or more story, and the split-level. Monitors fire and
Stay calm Search: Time or urgency is not a priority-details count. The first tactical priority at any fire is what? 3. Either the fire or an arsonist could compromise structural integrity of the floor. 3) TV radio, other signs of occupancy The frequency should be different from the other fire ground radios. over-confident that they have a path to safety. Does a messy room or room with an unmade bed tell us the same thing as the room with the perfectly made bed, especially at 3:00 A.M.? Unlike the residential search, the school search requires at least a three-person crew: An officer to manage the search, maintain accountability and monitor the fire, smoke and any fleeing occupants and at least two firefighters to perform the search. This position best allows the officer the carry out his number one responsibility.
Rough age (will tell victim’s size/weight), Inside the building: Almost universally, when these building require a search, the Team Search method will be needed. Always wear good, flexible gloves so you can “feel” the area you are searching. Two-story house This layout information is useful in planning the search. AIR SUPPLY: An extra supply of air cylinders and extra masks should be kept at the entrance to the search area. 4-FF crew. The victim is found 15 minutes of air means that you can only travel approximately 7 minutes into the building
Technical / Rock Rescue: There are teams or units within SAR teams that specialize in high-angle rescue, involving systems of ropes, pulleys, and other gear specific to technical rescue situations. Time runs out and they must change cylinders Here is a suggested list of that equipment, which can be adjusted to the department’s needs and equipment available. IN many schools, the gym doubles as the cafeteria during the lunch period.
Don’t risk breaking an ankle. Backup man Feeds hose to nozzle
Companies still responding The rope will tangle around furnishings or objects 1) Doors and doorways 2 4TH Top floor (This may mean floors between 3rd and 4th priority are skipped)
Always operate in teams of two or more, the “Buddy system.” The OSHA respiratory protection standard further states that there must be at least two trained and equipped members outside the hazard area who are able to render assistance should the interior firefighters become trapped or disabled.