Strip Mall Fires
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T/F. Firefighters are the primary life hazard in fires in this occupancy? (Strip Malls)
Resources assigned to a strip mall fire are?
- 4 engines
- 2 ladders
- 2 rescues
- 3 BC's
- 1 HazMat
- 1 SQ2
Strip Mall attack lines how many, size and where?
- 4 lines
- Attack - 2 1/2"
- Backup - 2 1/2"
- Exposure on each side of the fire 2- 1 3/4"
Strip mall is commonly __feet deep?
Strip mall is commonly __feet wide?
Strip mall is commonly __feet high?
- 75-100 feet Deep
- 30-40 feet Wide
- 10-15 feet High
The preferred technique for the ventilation of strip mall is a combination of what?
- Note: Hydraulic Trenching is performed in the exposure stores
- PPV Fans are placed in the exposure stores
Strip Mall fires
If heavy fire showing on arrival in a store, consider the use of what to attack the fire? and what size of lines for exposures?
- Portable Ground monitor
- Two - 2 1/2" lines in the exposure stores
T/F. If using a portable monitor, the GPM delivered from the appliance varies based on the configuration of the Base
If a 5" inlet base, ___GPMs? with a 2" Tip
If Two 2 1/2" inlets on the base, ___GPMs? with a 2" Tip
800 GPMs is the max with this base
GPM is reduced by 100 for every __" reduction in Nozzle Diameter
The Exposures to the left and right are referred to as
Bravo and Delta starting from the closest out
Example: B4B3B2B1 Fire D1D2D3D4
Sprinkler systems, when present, should be?
This system, however, will not protect the common cockloft void space
The greatest factors that will drive the tactical decision-making process are:
The Location and Extent of the fire
If low to moderate fire on arrival, a __"? attack line is to be used in the store of origin and ___" handlines should be used in the exposures. A __"? back-up line will also be needed if attack crew enters the store of origin
- 2 1/2" attack line
- 1 3/4" handlines to be used for exposures
- 2 1/2" back-up line
The first exposure line should be stretched to either the ___? store or side with the __? amount of property that can be save
- Downwind store
- Largest amount of property
The second exposure line should be stretched to either the ___? store or side with the ___? property to protect
- Upwind store
- Least property to protect
With products of combustion showing on arrival, the first arriving engine company should Establish its own Water Supply. The first attack stream will be either the ___? or ___? attack line so the Supply should be established
- either the Deck Gun
- or 2 1/2" attack line
Note: establishing water supply with the 1st due engine should not compromise the ability of other arriving resources
If the structure has a unique shape, "___" for example, a trench cut may be considered at the point in which the structure changes direction
Before PPV Operations Begin, Either Self Venting Must Have Occurred Or A Ventilation Hole Must Be Established
The exposure PPV fan and the Exposure Handline should be operating in?
in the same store
Note: the rear doors of the exposure stores should remain closed so that positive pressure can be produced
At a strip mall fire, the 3rd Due Engine is assigned?
At a strip mall fire, the 4th Due Engine is assigned?
- Manpower for backup line
- Supply Ladder Company
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