Class B Fire Research Paper

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There are certain techniques that need to take place to successfully control FIRE. Its is very important that a fire fighter knows how to effectively attack and extinguish structure fires, vehicle fires, refuse fire, and wild fires. When suppressing structure fires , this must be done by using rescue operation, forcible entry , ventilation, utilities control, loss control, cause determination and recovery efforts. Firefighters need to be able to carry out assignments in a timely manner, and work properly with crew members. Each crew member should have a high level of situational awareness before entering a burning building. For example, firefighters need to be able to read fire behavior indicators, understand the crews tactical assessment, know probable emergency escape routes, know forcible entry requirements, identify hazards, and verify that radios and properly working. When containing fires, firefighters also need to remember vital aspects like gas cooling is not a fire extinguishment method but rather a way of reducing the hazards presented by the hot gas layer or that the most effective use of water on free-burning fires is made with direct attack on the fire. If a firefighter cannot directly attack a fire due to intense heat inside of the structure, it can be indirectly attacked outside through a window or…show more content…
Class B fires are those that involve flammable or combustible liquids and gasses. Using foam is one of the main ways to control a Class B fire. Class C fires involve energized electrical equipment that must be de-energized; for instance, a burning electrical generator. Once the object is de-energized in most cases the fire can be handled like a Class A or B fire. Class D fires or combustible metals that burn at extremely high temperature levels, and most metals cannot be put out with just water and dry powers are
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