09/06/10 143 W - + 5 - 9 Tenable Rescue

For your Labor Day discussion, watch this video from Houston1. Two-year old footage of a what looks like a fully-involved residential structure. Engine and ladder arrives and hears a man screaming for help in the back room.

They make the rescue, through wall-breaching and with suppression withheld to keep heat and steam off the victim. He was located and removed from the house, and recovered after receiving only minor burns and smoke inhalation.

For your discussion consideration, can this incident be related to residential fires typically seen in our area? How do you evaluate the tenability of rescue in such situations? What training do you do, or can you do, to these (extreme?) cases?

1While visiting that video site, however, you should probably refrain from clicking on the advertising link for meeting women in your area. Well, at least at work!

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