Presentation on theme: "Response to CHIMNEY FIRES"— Presentation transcript:
1 Response to CHIMNEY FIRES Buxton Fire-RescueResponse to CHIMNEY FIRESStrategic and Tactical Considerations while responding too Chimney Fire’s
2 OBJECTIVES Significance of Chimney Fires. NFPA 211 & Maine Woodburning Guide.Chimney Construction.What Causes a Chimney Fire?Operations at Chimney Fires.
3 SIGNIFICANCE OF CHIMNEY FIRES Known fire within a structure.Requires a Structural ResponseStill Box assignment of 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker and Rescue.
4 CODES & STANDARDSNFPA 211Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.Adopted by State of MaineEnforceable by Law
5 CODES & STANDARDS Maine Woodburning Guide Condensed code and wood burning guide.Available free of charge to everyone.
6 CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION What is a Chimney? What is a Flue? One or more passageways, vertical or nearly so, for conveying flue gases to the outside atmosphere.What is a Flue?Passage through which the gases are conveyed from the combustion chamber to the outside air.
7 CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION Masonry Chimneys Solid masonry Base Corbelling Masonry ChimneysSolid masonry BaseCorbellingClay Tile LinedDouble BrickMetal Inserts“SupaFlue”
17 WHAT CAUSES A CHIMNEY FIRE? CreosoteUnburned particles of wood and condensed flue gases which deposit on the chimney’s interiorFactors affecting Build- UpResidence TimeSmoke densityStack (chimney) Temp.
18 WHAT CAUSES A CHIMNEY FIRE? Defects and/or damage to the ChimneyDeterioration over timeDamage due to a chimney fireDamage due to weather stormAlterations or construction defects
19 OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Response & Size-UpStill Box: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker and RescueSize-UpCaller infoInitial FD Size Up
20 OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Engine Co. TasksTools & EquipmentLocate FireExtinguish or contain FireCheck WallsOpen up if need beWater Supply
21 OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Ladder Co. TasksToolsAccess to roof & chimneyAccess to flueClear BlockagesSnuffer etc.Check roofline where the chimney passes through
22 OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES InteriorTools & EquipmentExtinguish fire in applianceInspect chimney to determine fire locationSuppression in chimneyRemove burning debrisSmoke removal
23 OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Command NotesGreat PR opportunityFire in a houseExplain to homeownerRemember salvage covers/runners
24 PPE/EQUIPMENT Roof Operations Gear Interior Operations Full Turnout GearLadder/Escape BeltSCBAPorcupine/weightsInterior OperationsSCBA (breathing if CO/smoke present)TICChimney KitExtinguisher