A safer answer for every fire attack: Transitional attack from Industrial Fire
The term ‘transitional attack’ proposes changes in the way fire fighters gain entry and approach room and content compartment fires within the confinement of a burning building. It addresses issues such as tactical venting of structures and proposes alternative means of alleviating worsening conditions in some circumstances. It encourages a risk-based approach to interior fire fighting where the concept of personal risk versus gain must be seriously considered. It also proposes the idea that fire fighters, prior to entering the structure, must attempt to assert control of the interior fire conditions before entering the involved fire zone or structure. This new culture of asserting control on the fire prior to entering is a key aspect of ‘transitional fire attack’ and the overall strategy toward increased fire fighter safety. The fire fighter is encouraged to differentiate between modes of attack and on scene actions that can be described in offensive and defensive terms.
The Pyrolance is rapidly becoming the preferred technology to allow the fire fighter to be in an offensive mode while maintaining a defensive position. At the very root of ‘transitional fire attack’ is the safe person concept that views the safety of fire fighters as a priority, while still providing them with tools, techniques and tactics that allow them to be highly effective in their approach. It is about providing them with a system of work to achieve their objectives in a safe and efficient manner. The concept of 3D fire fighting is an effort to gain the fire fighters attention and direct their minds to the highly hazardous three dimensional volumetric risk of accumulating fire gases that was rarely obvious and never visible until it was too late. Pyrolance ensures optimal use of fire suppression and quenching techniques in the gaseous-phase in line with entry, advancement and tactical venting actions, as an overall strategy.
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