Skip Coleman shares a new training simulation, this one involving a fire in a residential high-rise.
By John “Skip” Coleman

This scenario involves a residential high-rise fire. The fire originates on the 11th floor and spreads to the penthouse. Please view the video to see smoke and fire conditions. Assume you are responsible for initially establishing command at this fire.
Other units responding are what your department would send on a report of a fire in this occupancy type.
Answer the questions below or make your own strategic, tactical, and task level questions to answer.
Can Crews safely effectively Enter and work?      Yes        No
Could there be savable people inside?                  Yes        No
Will you allow Offensive (Interior) Operations?  Yes       No
First Assignment:___
Second Assignment:__
Third Assignment:__
Fourth Assignment:___
For Fire Attack:  Size of Line (Control)__  : Taken in from and taken to:  (Confine)_
For Ventilation
For Search
For Back Up. How___
Skip Coleman: Firefighting RoundtableJohn “Skip” Coleman retired as assistant chief from the Toledo (OH) Department of Fire and Rescue. He is a technical editor of Fire Engineering. a member of the FDIC Educational Advisory Board; and author of Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer (Fire Engineering, 1997), Managing Major Fires (Fire Engineering, 2000), Incident Management for the Street-Smart Fire Officer, Second Edition (Fire Engineering, 2008) and Searching Smarter (Fire Engineering 2011) and 2011 recipient of the FDIC Tom Brennan Lifetime Achievement
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