You can learn a lot from a photo. Snapshot Size-Up’s are photographs that were taken at actual incidents or during training. They are designed to provide firefighters with “quick reference” information that could be used in the field or as table top drills.
#101 Flooding Underground Manhole Fires
How to handle fire in dangerous underground vaults and manholes.
#102 Church Fire Considerations
Church Fires pose various unique challenges for firefighters.
#107 Vacant Building Markings
Fire Departments should consider a system for identifying and marking buildings.
Firefighters need to speak up when they feel the need for rehabilitation.
#111 Offensive to Defensive
There are various reasons why an operation should be changed from an Offensive to a Defensive strategy.
#114 Duties of the Safety Officer
The ISO is an additional set of eyes and ears for the Incident Commander.
#118 Advancing Hose Lines
Being able to “call the stretch” should be the direct responsibility of the engine company officer.
#120 Search Ropes
The primary reason for a search rope is to ensure that you can back out to a safer position if conditions worsen.
#121 Pole Mounted Solar Panels
Pole mounted solar panels are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country.
#122 Calling a May-Day
When a firefighter is in need of immediate help, he/she should call a MAY-DAY.
#123 Safe Work Zones
Approximately one-sixth of all annual fire responses are vehicle fires on Highways.
#125 Additional Resources
A seasoned Incident Commander will order the necessary resources BEFORE they are needed.
#138 Roof Ops - Return Walls
Return walls are the four walls that outline the opening from a roof.
#139 Sliding Pocket Doors
Because of their aesthetic value, many pocket doors are still in use today.
#140 Carbon Monoxide
CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America.
#141 Water Main Breaks
Aging grids and careless excavators are the two biggest reasons for water main failure