Flashcards in Commercial Structure Appendix 184.108.40.206a Deck (21)
A large building with uncompartmented spaces routinely 40,000sft or larger?
Tactical strategies for a big box fire?
exterior/interior size up assessment
supplement suppression system
assess life safety and evacuation
determine fire location
confine/extinguish the fire
What determines progress?
skillful application of sound principles
What are the building factors for a big box fire?
air flow path
What are two of the most important indicators of fire behavior?
pattern of smoke and air movement
What should happen if multiple calls are reported?
a 2nd alarm
If unable to conduct a recon what needs to happen
3 side view
Evident heavy smoke or heavy fire conditions indicating involvement of any truss roof system should result in what?
What four methods of observing the structure can be utilized?
_______ should be considered effective only for small incipient fire suppression or later overhaul operations?
What is the most prominent limiting factor affecting standpipe use in bog boxes?
inconsistent or unknown locations
What other negative factors affect standpipe use in big boxes
non standard attachments
potentially limited flows
What is the most reasonable rescue attempt in a big box?
Focused area search
Where should RIT be established at big boxes?
Each entry point
How far past the entry point should interior hose stretches be limited to in big boxes?
With moderate to heavy smoke at the ceiling and crews not at the seat of the fire what should be considered?
evacuate the building and go defensive
If the roof in a tilt slab construction building loses stability what direction can the walls fall?
What should the primary responsibility of first arriving crews be on a big box?
With crews operating inside the building and conditions worsening what should be done quickly?
Which utilities in a big box fire, unless electrical in nature, should be secured?