Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting – Attack an Interior Fire


This skill video will show you how to attack
an interior fire. This skill requires two firefighters, working
as a team. You should complete this skill while wearing
appropriate personal protective equipment. Gain access to the aircraft interior. Advance the handline toward fire maneuvering
around obstacles, as needed. Ensure proper nozzle pattern for fire/fuel
conditions prior to opening the nozzle. Open the nozzle slowly to avoid nozzle reaction. Aim the agent stream at the base of the fire. Sweep the agent stream from side-to-side extending
beyond the edge of the fire to each side. Adjust the nozzle pattern as needed based
upon fire/fuel conditions. Maneuver the handline and nozzle as necessary. Stop discharging when the fire is extinguished
or the fuel surface has been covered with a foam layer. Shut off the nozzle slowly to reduce water
hammer. Ventilate the fuselage to remove heat and
other products of combustion. Back away from the fire. Always maintain situational awareness of the
area for signs of reignition. Gain access to the aircraft interior. Advance the handline toward fire maneuvering
around obstacles, as needed. Ensure proper nozzle pattern for fire/fuel
conditions prior to opening the nozzle. Open the nozzle slowly to avoid water hammer. Aim the agent stream above the fire or deflect
it off of aircraft surfaces. Sweep the agent stream from side-to-side,
extending beyond the edge of the fire to each side. Adjust the nozzle pattern as needed based
upon fire/fuel conditions. Maneuver the handline and nozzle as necessary. Stop discharging when the fire is extinguished
or the fuel surface has been covered with a foam layer. Shut off the nozzle slowly to reduce nozzle
reaction/water hammer. Ventilate the fuselage to remove heat and
other products of combustion. Back away from the fire. Always maintain situational awareness of the
area for signs of reignition. Gain access to the aircraft interior. Advance the handline toward fire maneuvering
around obstacles, as needed. Ensure proper nozzle pattern for fire/fuel
conditions prior to opening the nozzle. Open the nozzle slowly to avoid nozzle reaction. Open the dry chemical nozzle, if so equipped. Aim the agent stream at the base of the fire. Sweep the agent stream across the fuel’s
surface to one side. Raise and aim the agent stream above the fire
or deflect it off of surfaces while sweeping to the other side of the fire. Sweep the agent stream back across the base
of the fire then back above. Repeat as necessary. Adjust the nozzle pattern as needed based
upon fire/fuel conditions. Maneuver the handline and nozzle as necessary. Stop discharging when the fire is extinguished
or the fuel surface has been covered with a foam layer. Close the nozzle slowly to reduce water hammer. Ventilate the fuselage to remove heat and
other products of combustion. Back away from the fire. Always maintain situational awareness of the
area for signs of reignition.

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