Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Engine Company

In prioritizing our operations, we talk about the protection of exposures. This can mean both interior as well as exterior exposures.

Cluster homes are showing up in new communities all over the county. These are homes of various sizes but some are quite large. The homes are built with very similar floor plans, extremely close to one another and often have windows facing each other on the B and D sides of the homes.

Assume you are a later arriving engine company and units are already working on the inside of the building of fire origin. Fire is out of two windows on the B side facing the next door home. Discuss all the possibilities for fire extension and what tactics you might have to employ if given the assignment to protect the exposures.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Truck Crew

Video courtesy of Northern Virginia Fools

Here is a follow up video to a post on barred casement windows back in October of last year.  There are many ways to take care of this type of window, but the best way is the circular saw.  The window in the video is not a common find.  The bars are mounted on the inside of the casement window.  You usually don't find window bars on many casement windows.  Is there an other way your company would attack this window?