Fully Involved: Understanding the Severity of a Fire
In firefighting, the term “fully involved” is used to describe a fire that has spread and engulfed a structure or building. It means that the fire has progressed to the point where it is no longer contained to a small area, and has spread to multiple rooms or floors.
When a fire is fully involved, it presents a greater risk to firefighters and civilians alike. It requires a more aggressive and coordinated response from the fire department, and may involve multiple fire companies working together to extinguish the fire.
Fully involved fires are dangerous and firefighters must take extra precautions to protect themselves and others. They must wear full protective gear and use specialized equipment, such as thermal imaging cameras, to navigate the intense heat and smoke. They also need to pay attention to the stability of the structure and the risk of collapse.
The fire department’s work is to protect the community from fully involved fires, it’s a key element in the fire department’s work. It’s important for firefighters to be prepared for fully involved fires and to have the knowledge and skills to fight them effectively.
Last Updated on February 22, 2023