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Dash-cam arrival video & radio traffic: House fire in Wylie, Texas.

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Video from WylieTXFireRescue of a fire yesterday in the 2100 block of Posey Lane in Wylie.

Here’s the description with the video:

Wylie Texas Fire Rescue responds to a residential structure fire on January 19th 2013.

This video is shared to be used for firefighter training and discussion.

Wylie Quint 142 was the first unit on scene. Using (2) CAFS handlines, and pressurized attic, this fire was quickly extinguished and contained to the room of origin, and the attic. WFR was able to safely salvage many of the residents belongings.

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  • Jimmy

    And the circus is in town! Terrible!

  • He

    Could have been better,,,,could have been a lot worse. I have to wonder why they didn’t back up the guy on the first handline that was at the door,,,he must have pissed someone off.

  • Ol Skool 86

    Hey, i got a question,What if a fan doesn’t work? You just let it burn? Terrible tactics,what a joke.

  • on the job

    “Hey 142 how bad is it”….Hey chief get out of the car and do a 360 of the building.
    I count 10 guys at the front door till that line went in.
    To slow to get the line in also..over 4 min.

  • Robert Kramer

    I knew how it was gonna go when I saw the ambulance leading the way.

  • Elwood

    So within 10 minutes of arrival, this fire is under control and pretty much at the overhaul stage. They’re using positive pressure fire attack and the blue card program. From what I seen I’d say excellent job.

  • Elwood

    Actually I need to correct myself. They controled the fire withing 10 minutes from being dispatched.

    • Aardvark

      The actual video you see is 10 minutes long, but it’s cut up. The fire took a lot longer to control.

    • Mack Seagrave

      Elwood, if you are going by the time shown on the video you need to note that there are lapses where the tape was edited. It was more than 10 minutes after arrival before the fire was controlled.

    • Elwood

      If you listen to the audio, the dispatcher tells command they are at 10 minutes. Look at the video and notice that the majority of fire is out and at the overhaul stage. I realize the video is compressed but the audio and video are in sync.

  • East Side Pride

    Nice job, well coordinated!!!! I’m sure the PPV at the front door helped clear the first floor!! Go inside and put it out. Obviously easy to get to as it seemed as if a lot of the ceiling had already dropped.

  • Cappy

    The fan “works” as a tactical tool when employed by properly trained firefighters under the proper circumstances. Some of the fan critics should avail themselves of a little more information regarding the pros and cons under varying circumstances. The fan was not contraindicated at this scene.
    Overall… a great knock on a nasty well involved fire.
    A little time on the front end to get a 360 sizeup and a game plan together pays big dividends when mounting an attack at such a fire. This was’nt a 600 square foot shotgun house you could throw a cat through on arrival.
    “Settin” the table as we begin our attack is most often advisable on jobs like this.

  • Sharppointy1

    Says no injuries, but the little dog at 7:30 didn’t look too perky when the EMT ran off with him…

  • Chief 62

    Was it perfect, nope, too few are, but for those of you still doing it the old way this was a good portrayal of a vey effective coordinated Positive Pressure attack (PPA)combined with CAFS. Its the way we do it up north and its highly effective. For those still climbing roofs to chop holes broaden your toolbox’s learn the new way!. They have been using this tactic overseas for at least 20 years. Nice to finally see a compressed foam attack on here Dave.

    If you don’t understand the tactic look it up. There are several advantages, less water damage by far, property conservation is a big benefit, ease of handline ops, less fatigue but the best advantage is being able to walk upright into the box with the poisonous gases being removed thru the exhaust opening PRIOR to entry.

    We utilize two fans especially on a house this size, one behind the other for two reasons. First is if the first fan quits you have the second one in place and two, both fans push a lot more air hence clearing the heat and toxic gases much quicker. I was skeptical about this strategy initially myself as I had practiced 50′s firefighting tactics for 36 of my 40 years until I took a PPA Instructors course with ret’d Battalion Chiefs Kaufman/Garcia from Salt Lake City. Once one understands the methodology behind the new way of doing business you would not go back to the old way.

    Its a big world out there and I wouldn’t waste my time trying to convince those resistant to change. As an Academy Instructor we are now teaching this to new recruits, its too bad textbooks haven’t caught up with advancements in global firefighting, but you can’t lead horses to water unless their thirsty enough to approach. Good job Wylie Fire, good command in place,very refreshing to see. From one who gets it!!

    Stay Safe, wear your mask, do your belt straps up, they are there for a reason!

  • Fire21

    I didn’t see any violins, but it sure looked like a lot fiddling going on at the beginning. Don’t know what took them so long to get lines into the building. Nice attack once it got going. I see additive was used too. As a fan of positive pressure, I thought they got it going a bit too early, but it didn’t seem to worsen things.

  • Tim

    For the guys touting the Fan Attack, what were they pushing out with the fans? Guys inside on the radio said visibility was clear inside, classic attic fire.

    • jon

      yep, the inside was clear because the roof had been burned thru and thus vertical ventilation was in progress. i’ll bet it wasn’t even that hot in there for the attack teams.

  • BH

    I give them credit just for going interior at all, even if it did seem like they were walking backwards for a while. A lot of departments would have spent the next three hours turning that lot into open space, high-fiving each other on the way home.

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  • Scooter

    Did good once they got going.. BUT 2 min 45 sec (longer camera cut off several times) to get the line run and in the door. Way to long to run the line. like the chief told me get the 1st line charged and going to work. They had two lines, one or two fans, a lot of people before they went to work and the 2nd line almost beat the 1st line in the door. Strike Da Box! K

  • Tree

    How about the guy who appeared to take several minutes just to don his facepiece?

  • http://SME Bill oke

    No one has mentioned the fact that novacool UEF foam concentrate was used on this fire. Flame out was achieved fast and fire growth was stopped. Use of a good foam concentrate will make a positive difference. Very good job wylie fire.

  • jon

    i am a huge “fan” (heh heh..i couldn’t resist)of PPV and have seen it work again and again, especially when combined with a CAFS attack. the key to using PPV, however, is being able to coordinate and control not only the air going in, but also the exit point of air. a PPV attack on a room and contents fire is the perfect example as fire is clearly pushed out the fire room windows which have been broken as an exit point for the air. i am not sure i would have called for PPV attack in this instance as there was no designated exit point established for the air that i could see; the fire was likely extended further into the attack space as a result. the fire intensification and movement from the D side towards the B side in the video backs this up. i like the two fan idea though…it makes a ton of sense; i will give this a try in my district.

  • http://SME Bill oke

    For your infomation the nozzles used by wylie fire on the CAFS are combination type not solid bore.