Flashcards in SOG 3-02 - High Rise Fires Deck (12)
What are first alarm responsibilities at high rise calls?
Determine location and particulars by speaking with employees or referring to fire annunciator when applicable
Access lock-box keys, take needed keys and leave other keys with trustworthy source
Establish Lobby Sector
Deliver initial Message, when available
Secure Elevators to ground floor
Assign Elevator operator (may also be Entry Control during operations)
Bring high-rise kit for potential operations
What order should IC ensure Search and Rescue is performed at high rise calls?
Location of Highest threat
Suite of origin
Fire Floor Hallway
Adjacent Suites to fire
Suites immediately above
Remainder of Suites on Fire Floor
All stairwells in full
Floor immediately below
Any other affected areas
Where is the forward staging located at high rise fires?
At least 2 Floors below the fire floor
What might ground or second floor incidents necessitate at high rise calls?
External Forward Staging Areas
What are three safety considerations at high rise calls?
Tactics do not compromise building protection devices
Ensure smoke is controlled
Ensure control of occupant evacuation and that evac routes are separate from emergency ops and smoke control
When should second/additional alarms be called?
Obvious fire progression to the point of:
-Further endanger the life and safety of occupants
-Spread horizontally on the fire floor or vertically in the building interior
-Break out to the building exterior with exposure threats
What order should multiple locations indicated on annunciator be checked?
Floor closest to ground then proceed up
What action should be taken when no problem is found on indicated floor?
Check floor above and below and if safe to do so, attempt alarm silencing
What should be the minimum distance an evacuee is moved initially at high rise call?
Three floors below the lowest involved floor or to a safe refuge area
How big should exclusions zones at high rise fires be to guard against falling debris?
At least 50 metres in all directions, initially
When fire or smoke discovered at a high rise call, how often do you update the message?
every 5 minutes