Strategies and Tactics for Boom Operations. Lt. Michael J. Magda Western Wayne County HMRT, Livonia Fire & Rescue. Safety Considerations. Weather Response personnel PPE Vessel- size, crew & experience Communication. Types of Boom. Sorbent Boom Snare Boom Fire Boom Hard Boom.
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Lt. Michael J. Magda
Western Wayne County HMRT, Livonia Fire & Rescue
Clam water boom (harbor boom) 1’
Fast water boom (clam water/fast current boom) 1’
Protected water boom 3’
Open water boom (ocean boom) 6’
Single boom- divert inshore or away from shore
Cascade- open or closed
Chevron- open or closed
Don’t assume 100% efficiency
Deploy back-up boom downstream
Consider spotter/rescue person downstream
Mark anchor points and trip lines
Readjust angles as needed