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01-08-2008, 06:21 PM #1
Too many terms get thrown around too much nowadays.....
"Fully Involved".. meaning EVERY room in the structure involved is engulfed in flames. NOT fire showing from 2 windows, unless the structure is a shed or detatched garage.
When you say "Fully Involved", no matter WHERE you are, it typically means an exterior operation as opposed to an interior one. "Fully Involved" means NO ONE enters the building, it's deck gun & tower ladder time.
"Through the Roof"... pretty self explinatory. BUT, "Through the Roof" means the fire has VENTED ITSELF, not because you cut a hole. The reason for you to cut a hole was to vent the fire "through the roof"....
"Working Car Fire"- not gonna beat that dead horse. You should be pulling the same hose off the rig whether its contained to the engine compartment or (he he) "blowing out the windows".... A Car Fire within or next to a structure with extension is NO LONGER a car fire.
"Firefighter Down"- a twisted ankle on the front lawn is NOT a MEMBER DOWN. That is an INJURED MEMBER. Member Down means the individual is within the fire building and needs IMMEDIATE assistance.
Same applies for "MAYDAY",- you are lost, trapped, or otherwise unable to assist yourself. Not that you pulled a piece of ceiling and it knocked ya on your ass for a second.
"Forthwith"- theres a situation where IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE is required. Not to be confused with "Step it up", which means get your ass here ASAP.
Any that I'm missing?????My posts are mine and do not represent my dept
01-08-2008, 06:30 PM #2
Fear Not....When You Walk Through The Fire You Will Not Be Burned; The Flames Will Not Set You Ablaze.