SNAPSHOT SIZE-UP'S

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.

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    #101 Flooding Underground Manhole Fires

    How to handle fire in dangerous underground vaults and manholes.

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    #102 Church Fire Considerations

    Church Fires pose various unique challenges for firefighters.

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    #103 Think Outside The Box

    Firefighters are problem solvers.

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    #104 Roof Ventilation

    Roof operations are as dangerous as they are necessary.

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    #105 Emergency Eress

    Always provide a secondary means of egress.

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    #106 Electricity Facility Fires

    Treat a fire in a substation as a delayed bomb.

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    #107 Vacant Building Markings

    Fire Departments should consider a system for identifying and marking buildings.

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    #108 Accountability on the Fire Ground

    “Thou shall not freelance on the fire ground.”

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    #109 Thermal Imaging Camera

    Thermal Imaging Cameras translate energy into images.

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    #110 Rehabilitation

    Firefighters need to speak up when they feel the need for rehabilitation.

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    #111 Offensive to Defensive

    There are various reasons why an operation should be changed from an Offensive to a Defensive strategy.

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    #112 Helicopter Landing Zone

    Factors for a helicopter landing zone.

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    #113 360 Degree Size-Up

    The importance of the multi-sided size-up.

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    #114 Duties of the Safety Officer

    The ISO is an additional set of eyes and ears for the Incident Commander.

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    #115 Aerial Ladder Training

    Training is everything!

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    #116 Rapid Intervention Crew

    The tools of the Rapid Intervention Crew.

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    #117 The WUI Fire Enviroment

    Wildland-Urban Interface challanges.

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    #118 Advancing Hose Lines

    Being able to “call the stretch” should be the direct responsibility of the engine company officer.

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    #119 Continuing Education

    Continuing education comes in many forms.

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    #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.

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    #121 Pole Mounted Solar Panels

    Pole mounted solar panels are becoming increasingly popular throughout the country.

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    #122 Calling a May-Day

    When a firefighter is in need of immediate help, he/she should call a MAY-DAY.

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    #123 Safe Work Zones

    Approximately one-sixth of all annual fire responses are vehicle fires on Highways.

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    #124 Under Control

    12 step process before termination of the incident.

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    #125 Additional Resources

    A seasoned Incident Commander will order the necessary resources BEFORE they are needed.

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    #126 Fitness Challenge

    Have fun, get fit!

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    #127 Shed Fires

    Fires that occur in sheds pose a variety of threats to firefighters.

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    #128 I.C.E

    In case of emergency.

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    #129 Riding Assignments

    Members will know what to do before they even set foot on the rig.

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    #130 Managing the Incident

    The "routine" alarm and the "complex" emergency.

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    #131 Extrication Safety

    Safety tips to follow when responding to extrications.

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    #132 Carnival Considerations

    Tips for responding to incidents at a carnival or fair.

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    #133 Leaders Teach

    A smart fire officer will concentrate on developing leadership traits.

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    #134 Community Relations

    The fire department is a service oriented organization.

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    #135 Elevated Master Streams

    "Big Water"

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    #136 Roof Radio Reports

    The quickest way to get a look at the rear is from above.

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    #137 Missing Floors

    The number "13" has always been unlucky.

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    #138 Roof Ops - Return Walls

    Return walls are the four walls that outline the opening from a roof.

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    #139 Sliding Pocket Doors

    Because of their aesthetic value, many pocket doors are still in use today.

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    #140 Carbon Monoxide

    CO is a colorless, odorless gas that is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America.

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    #141 Water Main Breaks

    Aging grids and careless excavators are the two biggest reasons for water main failure

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    #142 Railroad Incident Safety

    Basic rules of safety for incidents involving railroads.

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