On 6-2-15 Penn Fire (Mishawaka, IN) B-Shift responded to a reported house fire. Upon arrival the Acting Lt. reported heavy smoke showing. On his 360 he found heavy fire in the rear from a grill up against the house on the deck extending up the wall into the attic. The Acting Lt. had the line redirected to the rear and hit the base of the fire and then directed the line into the attic via the soffit. Crews said they would have never considered this but had just done the UL Attic Fire Course a couple months prior.
Line was flowed for approx. 60 seconds before units went interior and hooked ceiling to hit hot spots. Fire was completely under control in under 10 minutes. Nozzle was a 210GPM 1” smooth bore.
If you notice the ridge, you can see debris that was blown thru the rig vent by the nozzle.
On Saturday 6-20-15 Penn Fire A-Shift responded to heavy fire through the roof of a 1sty residence (suspected arson fire). Using a 500GPM RAM Nozzle and 325GPM 2.5” Line units also used recently learned attic fire tactics to direct their streams through the soffits to bring this fire under control in less than 15 minutes. Units cleared the scene in under 2 hours.
ITS ALL ABOUT PROPER STREAM PLACEMENT ALONG WITH PROPER TACTICAL CHOICES!