S215 unit 5

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S215 unit 5

  1. 1. S-215 Unit 5 Structure Triage Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-1
  2. 2. S-215 • List the four structure triage categories and the four items in the decision process. • List five factors upon which to base structure triage decisions, and give three examples of each. • List conditions that may indicate that a structure cannot be saved. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-2
  3. 3. S-215 • Eliminate the hopeless. • Ignore the unnecessary. • Deal with the rest. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-3
  4. 4. S-215 • Defensible – Prep and Hold • Defensible – Standalone • Non-Defensible – Prep and Leave • Non-Defensible – Rescue Drive-by Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-4
  5. 5. S-215 Imagine the greatest potential threat and temper with the probable threat. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-5
  6. 6. S-215 JP Harris – Los Angels County Fire (Ret.) Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-6
  7. 7. S-215 Triage Checklists Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-7
  8. 8. S-215 • Firefighter and public safety • Fire behavior • Surrounding fuels (Is there defensible space?) • Available resources • Condition of structure itself Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-8
  9. 9. S-215 Scenario 1 House #2 50’ House #1 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-9
  10. 10. S-215 House #2 House #1 500 gal. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-10
  11. 11. S-215 House #2 House #1 250 gal. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-11
  12. 12. S-215 House #2 House #1 5 min. away 500 gal. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-12
  13. 13. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-13
  14. 14. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-14
  15. 15. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-15
  16. 16. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-16
  17. 17. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-17
  18. 18. S-215 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-18
  19. 19. S-215 #2 #3 #4 #1 500 gal. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-19
  20. 20. S-215 #2 #3 #4 #1 500 gal. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-20
  21. 21. S-215 #2 #3 #1 #4 Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-21
  22. 22. S-215 Events that affect your triage decisions: • Fire is making significant runs and will impact the structure. • Spot fires in and around the structure are exceeding suppression capability. • There is a limited water supply. • Conditions are changing that affect your safety. • More than 25% of the roof is involved. • Interior rooms are involved. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-22
  23. 23. S-215 • Use a triage checklist, if available. • Maintain your situation awareness. • Be realistic about your goals and capabilities. • Don’t let emotions cloud sound judgment. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-23
  24. 24. S-215 • Evaluate all the factors that will influence your decision to stay and defend the structure or move to a structure that can be saved. • Your consideration of not only current fire behavior, but expected fire behavior must be included in the decisionmaking process. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-24
  25. 25. S-215 • List the four structure triage categories and the four items in the decision process. • List five factors upon which to base structure triage decisions, and give three examples of each. • List conditions that may indicate that a structure cannot be saved. Unit 5 – Structure Triage Slide 5-25

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