Presentation on theme: "Response to CHIMNEY FIRES"— Presentation transcript:
1Response to CHIMNEY FIRES Buxton Fire-RescueResponse to CHIMNEY FIRESStrategic and Tactical Considerations while responding too Chimney Fire’s
2OBJECTIVES Significance of Chimney Fires. NFPA 211 & Maine Woodburning Guide.Chimney Construction.What Causes a Chimney Fire?Operations at Chimney Fires.
3SIGNIFICANCE OF CHIMNEY FIRES Known fire within a structure.Requires a Structural ResponseStill Box assignment of 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker and Rescue.
4CODES & STANDARDSNFPA 211Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents and Solid Fuel Burning Appliances.Adopted by State of MaineEnforceable by Law
5CODES & STANDARDS Maine Woodburning Guide Condensed code and wood burning guide.Available free of charge to everyone.
6CHIMNEY 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.
7CHIMNEY CONSTRUCTION Masonry Chimneys Solid masonry Base Corbelling Masonry ChimneysSolid masonry BaseCorbellingClay Tile LinedDouble BrickMetal Inserts“SupaFlue”
17WHAT 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.
18WHAT 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
19OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Response & Size-UpStill Box: 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker and RescueSize-UpCaller infoInitial FD Size Up
20OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Engine Co. TasksTools & EquipmentLocate FireExtinguish or contain FireCheck WallsOpen up if need beWater Supply
21OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Ladder Co. TasksToolsAccess to roof & chimneyAccess to flueClear BlockagesSnuffer etc.Check roofline where the chimney passes through
22OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES InteriorTools & EquipmentExtinguish fire in applianceInspect chimney to determine fire locationSuppression in chimneyRemove burning debrisSmoke removal
23OPERATIONS AT CHIMNEY FIRES Command NotesGreat PR opportunityFire in a houseExplain to homeownerRemember salvage covers/runners
24PPE/EQUIPMENT Roof Operations Gear Interior Operations Full Turnout GearLadder/Escape BeltSCBAPorcupine/weightsInterior OperationsSCBA (breathing if CO/smoke present)TICChimney KitExtinguisher
25SUMMARY & QUESTIONS Summary Questions? Significance Codes Operations Public RelationsSOGQuestions?