S215 unit 4

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S215 unit 4

  1. 1. S-215 Unit 4 Sizeup and Initial Strategy Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-1
  2. 2. S-215 • Describe items to consider when sizing up an interface fire, before and after arriving at the scene. • Describe items to consider when developing an initial strategy and plan. • Describe initial operations and briefing requirements during an emerging interface incident. • Discuss issues regarding evacuation operations during an interface incident. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-2
  3. 3. S-215 The sizeup process is the same for an interface fire and a purely wildland fire. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-3
  4. 4. S-215 • What information would you want before responding to an interface fire? • What information are you collecting as you respond to an interface fire? • What information are you gathering once you arrive onscene? Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-4
  5. 5. S-215 • Fact gathering and forecasting – How is your situation awareness? What factors are you concerned with? Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-5
  6. 6. S-215 Should include: • Situation awareness • Resource availability • Forecast and predictions Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-6
  7. 7. S-215 Incident priorities: • Protect life. • Stabilize the incident. • Conserve property and resources. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-7
  8. 8. S-215 Initial action priorities: • Make a fire-behavior prediction. • Plan for firefighter and public safety, • Establish and maintain command, control, and accountability. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-8
  9. 9. S-215 Public contacts: • Residents can provide helpful information. • Advise remaining homeowners of basic safety considerations. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-9
  10. 10. S-215 • Advise remaining homeowners of the risks of sheltering in place. • Be professional, and only discuss facts, not rumors. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-10
  11. 11. S-215 • Stress safety (LCES). • Make assignments based on priorities and resources. • Ensure everyone understands the chain of command. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-11
  12. 12. S-215 • Provide contingency plans. • Discuss communication plan. • Provide any additional information to assist in safe and effective operations. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-12
  13. 13. S-215 • Enforcing evacuation is usually the responsibility of law enforcement – they coordinate the operation. • Traffic can pose a threat to your safety and the effectiveness of an evacuation order. • Provide guidance within the scope your authority and experience. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-13
  14. 14. S-215 • Build a safe and effective plan based on your situation awareness. • Review and modify your action plan as the incident develops. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-14
  15. 15. S-215 • Describe items to consider when sizing up an interface fire, before and after arriving at the scene. • Describe items to consider when developing an initial strategy and plan. • Describe initial operations and briefing requirements during an emerging interface incident. • Discuss issues regarding evacuation operations during an interface incident. Unit 4 – Sizeup and Initial Strategy Slide 4-15

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