So the hose team have to try to approach the fire in order to close the gas valve. Each member played their part to make the hose connections, operate the valves, and advancing as smoothly as possible.
After a while, it was discovered that there was a casualty.
From all over the building, we can see Emergency Response Team members coming out, some looking a bit dazed. Very serious and widespread damage will certainly occur if that happened.
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Awards show people that you really appreciate their efforts. This was necessary to ensure that the scene of the fire be restricted only to people who are able to help, to ensure that the fire brigade has free access, and for controlling the crowd.. From the command post, they ran all the way to the LPG area. Extinguishing the fire in this way will create another hazard. The time has come for us to go into action.
This type of simulation was very beneficial to the ERT members as it gave them a first hand knowledge of what to expect in an actual situation.
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. A general alarm had been sounded and the ERT has been activated!
At the command post, the "Commander" quickly briefed all the ERT members about the situation. There was a fire at the LPG storage tank, and there was an urgent need to put out the fire before the tank becomes so hot and pressurized that it explodes. The first aid team was called in, and they rendered first aid to the victim.
As the ERT members reached the scene of the fire, the Commander directed the operations while keeping in touch with one member who was assigned for communications work at the command post.
Fortunately, this was not a real fire.
The Direct Attack Team swung into action with their hoses.
There were sufficient people to operate 3 hose teams.
The LPG fire need to be extinguished - but not by the water. This type of fire needed a tremendous amount of water to cool down the tank. A few members barricaded the area leading to the fire.
Think safety. If the gas were to escape unburned, it could be more dangerous. That will stop the fire and the escaping gas. There were 4 persons in each hose team - the first nozzle member, the second support, the third runner, and the fourth hydrant valve operator.
So all the ERT members swung into action.Emergency Gas Fire
The siren sounded. All of us looked at each other with excitement. He has also sustained a fracture on his arm. While one team approach the flaming area with a water-wall spray, another two teams directed the water to the top of the LPG tanks with water jet for cooling. Any spark later on can ignite the gas and cause a bigger fire, possibly causing a tremendous rush of expanding gases.
Within a few minutes, the fire was put off, and the building was no longer in danger. This was done to give the ERT members some feel of the real thing, to check on our readiness, coordination, and skills so that they can improve and develop their actions. Somebody has been overcome by the smoke and has fainted. It was just a simulation, using real LPG gas and burning in a controlled manner. One member was assigned to the low-temperature drying equipment the fire pump house to take care of the fire pumps.