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DISPATCH/SIZE-UPResidence was a wood frame structure with a wood foundation and OSC siding. Its insulation was not fireproof. Upon arrival, the fire was through the roof of the garage and starting on the roof of the house. Response time was approximately ten minutes. Did a hose lay on the fly and had water flowing in less than a minute.Fireline Incident: Rural House Fire07-8 Training Materials
INCIDENT COMMAND/INCIDENT ACTION PLANSet up a tanker shuttling operation with five tankers to cover the six-mile distance to the water supply.
Attack crews entered the house in areas where the fire hadnt spread to in an attempt to head it off.
Since the fire couldnt be turned back, firefighters exited the building and the incident went defensive.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
STRATEGY/TACTICSA tanker shuttle was set up with a portable pen. The tankers could barely keep up with the demand for water.
Fire crews entered the house with one 1--inch line. Three other 1--inch lines and a 2-1/2-inch were all in service outside.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
EVENTSInitial truck arrived on scene, laid hose, and got water on the fire in less than a minute.
An interior fire attack was turned back by the advancing flames.
There was gun ammunition in the garage that was on the fire when firefighters arrived. Popping was heard; no one was hurt.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
EVENTSThe homeowner had a number of animals in pens and dogs that were running loose. The Humane Society was called to handle the dogs.
When the back wall collapsed, IC decided to go defensive.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
REMARKSThe Humane Society was called to round up a number of dogs that were loose on the property. This is an important issue for firefighter safety.
Soft gravel roads presented difficulties for tankers.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
REMARKSMotorists would not give right-of-way to tankers on narrow roads, in spite of lights and sirens in operation.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
LESSONS LEARNEDApparatus placement could have been better. Sometimes when trucks arrive later, rather than all at the same time, optimum placement cant be achieved. This prevented a second portable pen from being set up which would have facilitated water delivery to the fire.
Older houses with wood foundations can present extinguishment problems. Pay attention to which structures in your jurisdiction might have them.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Rural House Fire
DISPATCH/SIZE-UP (by Haz-Mat division late on scene) Weather was cold. Dispatch came from the Department of Environmental Protection, originating with the State Police.
A Keyspan Gas Company truck carrying a cylinder of mercury hit a bump. The container came off the truck and was run over by a following motorist. The container blew out a tire and spilled about 3 ounces of mercury on the roadway.Fireline Incident: Mercury Spill07-8 Training Materials
DISPATCH/SIZE-UP (by Haz-Mat division late on scene) About 200-300 feet of roadway was affected.
Due to the cold weather that day, the mercury rolled down the street like bee-bees.
The driver made the proper notifications. A local fire company responded but apparently the Keyspan people called Clean Harbors, a clean-up/mitigation service, before the Haz-Mat Division was alerted. Keyspan didnt realize there was another vehicle involved.Haz-Mat specialists didnt arrive until an hour later. Fireline Incident: Mercury Spill07-8 Training Materials
INCIDENT COMMAND/INCIDENT ACTION PLANDistrict Chief took command.
The scene had to be properly secured and operations coordinated among responding agencies.Traffic in the area had to be controlled and brought down to one lane. 07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
INCIDENT COMMAND/INCIDENT ACTION PLANThe IAP had two areas of concentration: Mitigation of residual mercury on the roadway.Decontamination of pedestrians, vehicles, and responders Vacuums were used07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
STRATEGY/TACTICSJerome Mercury Vapor Analyzers were used to monitor the environment. Jerome meters use a gold film sensor to determine mercury sources, the extent of mercury contamination, and to verify that no residual mercury remains after clean-up.
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STRATEGY/TACTICSSpecialists wearing proper PPE and breathing apparatus used vacuums to mitigate the roadway and the vehicles involved.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
EVENTSA truck dropped a container of mercury which was then run over by a following vehicle, spreading the mercury. The driver made the proper notifications. A local fire company responded but apparently the Keyspan people called Clean Harbors, a clean-up/mitigation service, before the Haz-Mat Division was alerted. Haz-Mat specialists didnt arrive until an hour later.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
EVENTSThis was a Level 2 Haz-Mat response. Vehicles and the roadway were mitigated.Pedestrians had to be deconned. The truck that dropped the mercury returned to the scene and ran over the mercury again. The road was shut down for a total of three hours.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
REMARKSInitially, the driver that dropped the mercury didnt know he had, but later returned to the scene once he did.
The scene was not taped off and secured properly.Some pedestrians who walked through the mercury had to be deconned.
A Veterans Hospital and a skating rink were on opposite sides of the street at the point where the spilled occurred. It was important that no mercury were tracked into either place.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
LESSONS LEARNEDProper scene identification and marking of such must be done correctly. Earlier notification would have been better, so resources and personnel can get on scene quicker and in the appropriate numbers. This makes for a more accurate and efficient size-up and a determination of what exactly are affected.07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
LESSONS LEARNEDTraining with private mitigation companies is an excellent idea. As they often respond jointly with the Haz-Mat division, they function the same way as mutual aid companies. Consequently, co-training gets all responders on the same page. 07-8 Training MaterialsFireline Incident: Mercury Spill
Fireline Incident DiscussionThe departments involved in this months training and WFT pose some discussion questions that you can use as discussion-starters in your own departments training sessions. How will your department handle these scenarios?07-8 Training Materials
Rural House Fire / Donohue, IA Fire Chief Pat McBride, Donahue (IA) Fire Dept. For any department, b