Happy New Year All.
Another excellent report from Chief Jay Jonas FDNY about a fire in November-with a backdraft..loads of great learning in the attached document.
Jay was also the 1st Due Deputy Chief to The Bronx fire last week with the multiple fatalities.
Here is the audio of that fire:
Please forward and pass this on-and if you have any questions-let me know and we will get you the answers. Also please see “checklist” below.
150 Nagle Avenue, Manhattan: On the Sunday morning of November 12, 2017, the weather was clear and unseasonably warm. Fire Department units were going through their routine and many of them were preparing to go out on multi-unit drill. At 1003 hours, Manhattan Fire Dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a “bad fire” at 150 Nagle Street. Engines 95, 93, 67, Ladders 36, 45 and Battalion 13 were assigned. Numerous telephone calls started coming in to the Manhattan Fire Dispatchers reporting a fire in a dry cleaners store….
Take a look and consider it as if it were your crew, your 1st due, your 1st alarm, your resources…in other words: your fire and think about what you would do (or will have done/ordered) as the:
-First arriving officer / or
-First arriving company.
-Second arriving company.
-Third arriving company.
-Fourth arriving company.
-Fifth arriving company.
-First arriving chief or command officer.
-Second arriving chief.
-Third arriving chief.
-Fourth arriving chief.
What does your initial size up radio report sound like?
What is your initial strategy and plan?
What are your tactical priorities?
What’s your “water on the fire” plan?
What D/S/G’s will you assign (divisions, sectors or groups)
What hazards/challenges might exist compared to a single family dwelling (Of course-who knows what is in single family dwellings these days?)
What other resources or alarms would you call for, why and when?
What are your risk concerns?
How is firefighter accountability being managed?