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  1. Firefighter Door Operations Kirkland / Redmond 4th Quarter 2014

  2. Firefighter Door Operations • Assess structure and point of entrance • How far from apparatus • Obstructions • Working length needed for occupancy type • Select deployment method • “Accordion FWD / Accordion REV / V-Split”

  3. Firefighter Door Operations • Deploy line and call for water • Secure line while being charged • Assess “AVPP” • Air bled • Volume appropriate and sustained • Pattern set/known • Pressure appropriate AVPP Check on the door you’re about to access

  4. Firefighter Door Operations • Assess feedback from AVPP/Door appearance • Steam • Door discoloration • Smoke seepage • Assess door for possible Forcible Entry • Locked • Construction • (metal / wood / solid / hollow /double or single) • Type and number of lock(s) • Swing • (inward or outward swing) • Irons Set appropriate or other tools needed

  5. Firefighter Door Operations • SCBA • Mask up • Use hood • Check mask seal • Check gauge • Use flaps PUT GLOVES BACK ON

  6. Firefighter Door Operations • Open door • Look for victims near door* • Assess interior layout • Assess fire location • Assess smoke • Volume /Velocity / Density / Color CLOSE DOOR- WAIT FOR OFFICER RELAY INFORMATION GAINED IN ASSESSMENT BUDDY CHECK BEFORE ENTRY *Best Practices “Front Door Tactics”

  7. HOSE DEPLOYMENTS Further Reading: • Got to the RFTD/EMTG site • Login • Click (Forms/Docs/SOG’s) • Click (MISC) • Click Nozzle Forward “Da Manual of Hose”

  8. ACCORDION FORWARD

  9. ACCORDION REVERSE

  10. V - SPLIT