In Episode 16, check out UL FSRI’s Advisory Board Member, Cobb County Fire Department Captain Sean Gray as he discusses a fire attack study tactical consideration, interior suppression with only smoke showing.
Upon arrival, determining the location and extent of the fire is an important part of the initial size-up and often step one in developing an initial action plan. When the fire is not venting out an opening, determining the location can be difficult. In this instance, an interior attack may be the most effective way to locate, confine, and suppress the fire.
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This series of videos will bring you tactical considerations from firefighter research and will feature members of the UL FSRI team and Advisory Board.
A Tactical Consideration is an evidence based concept for the fire service to consider implementing into their department to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and increase knowledge to accomplish their mission. With all of the measurements made during UL FSRI experiments as well as the vast experience of our project technical panels, several consistent themes have emerged that may be helpful to the fire service. Each of these themes is packaged as a tactical consideration with supporting text and visuals.
The application of tactical considerations depends upon many factors such as:
- building structure and geometry
- capabilities and resources available to the first responding fire department
- availability of mutual aid
There is no silver bullet tactic for structure fires and these considerations are meant to increase the knowledge of the fire service and to be incorporated into training and procedures, if deemed applicable.