A new set of tactical options to assist Incident Commanders and Firefighters at High-rise incidents.
At any High Rise Fire there are only a limited number of tactical options available to the Incident Commander (IC). The limits are inherent on the design and nature of all high rise buildings and the time available to implement any given Tactic. There are also priorities that must be considered, the saving of 'savable life' being the most important.
A full understanding of the unique risks and problems that a High Rise building poses to Firefighters is a key perquisite to help fully inform any tactical selection. Next is an intimate knowledge of all the appropriate procedures that are available to the IC. Lastly is any Site Specific Risk Information (PRM/SSRI) that may show additional hazards and potential solutions that may be appropriate for that specific building.