2019 LIFT Conference Brotherhood On The Bayou
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We'll see you there! March 7-9, 2019
At LIFT Conference’s
Brotherhood On The Bayou Baton Rouge, La.
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*Working Fire* Around 1430 the Wagon was alerted for a mobile home fire, assisting station 42. Engine 41 arrived along with the duty officer assuming command with a 75% involved mobile home, stretching two lines. As crews were stretching, neighbors reported the possibility of kids being trapped in the trailer. Crews searched 2 bedrooms with negative findings. While crews were cleaning up at the firehouse, units were alerted for a stove fire in the first due. LC742 and the engine made the response finding the fire out, holding the assignment. #Company41#WrightsvilleFire#Jobs#ChiefMiller#firedepartment#workingfire
As much as firefighters enjoy going to fires, there's one thing we don't want to hear, "reported entrapment". Most departments in this country are responding with low manpower, which makes this situation worse. In a rural department you're lucky if you have five guys on scene in a reasonable amount of time. Even some cities have this same issue with manpower. If you get this call with a four man engine crew and a chief, what do you do? SEARCH the structure and fight the fire at the same time. If you're lucky there will be a neighor or family member screaming at you to tell you where your victims should be. Get to that location! Leave your chauffeur to pump, have the chief get in there too. That makes for two guys on your hoseline and two on the search. It makes for more work for everyone. The chief needs to advise dispatch of the situation and have the next officer assume command. Your search crew should go straight to the possible location of that victim and start the search from there. Is this ideal? Is this approved in text books? Is it the safest for you? The answer to all three is no. But, the victims are depending on you to do it. The search crew should take the typical equipment you would for a search. One TIC on the rig? The search crew gets it. When you get your next rig on scene, have them secure the water supply if that hasn't been done. Then have them stretch the back up line. By the time they arrive, the initial search crew has either made a grab or is getting close to being done with the primary. Have some guys from the second rig do a secondary. Like I said, it's not ideal, it is necessary. Life safety is our number one priority after all. .