Chimney Fires - Edgerton Fire Protection District

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Chimney Fires
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Burns Explosively
Noisy, low rumble
Very high temps
Pyrolysis
Cracks in flue pipe
Smoke damage
Roof Damage
Chimney Damage
Anatomy of a Chimney
More Anatomy
Damage Chimneys
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2000 deg melts
masonry
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Crack in Tile
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Metal chimney hi heat
can warp seams and
crack
Response
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It’s only a chimney fire
Don’t assume anything
THINK HOUSE FIRE!
Response as house fire
Full assignment
Pull charged line to front
of house ready to go
Equipment needed
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Chimney Brush
Tarps
Metal trash can
Dry Chemical Extinguisher
Baggies with Dry Chemical
Small stove shovel
TI Camera
Mirror
Assignments
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Use ICS
Stove Crew
Roof/Chimney Crew
Ventilation Crew
Support crew
Accountability Officer
Safety Officer
EMS
Job Duties
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Stove Crew –
Put salvage tarps down
Open damper
Use Dry Chemical to
subdue fire
Remove combustibles in
metal can
Remove Vent pipe if
needed
Use Dry Chemical
Extinguisher up chimney
Job Duties - Continued
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Chimney/Roof Crew
Remove chimney cap if
necessary
Use Plastic bags with
Dry Chemical to put out
fire
Job Duties
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EMS–
Check all occupants for
CO
Check out personnel for
CO
Keep an ambulance
dedicated to fire
personnel
Job Duties
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SUPPORT CREW
Remove debris from
clean out
Check for extension
along chimney area
Pull handline
Support ladders
Help with ventilation
Clean area around stove
when done.
Safety
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Full Protective Equipment
SCBA personnel working
roof/chimney
Use TI camera and look for
hot spots
Accountability
Use radios for
communications
Before using dry chemical up
stack, communicate with
personnel on roof/chimney
Termination
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Check for hot spots
Check house for carbon
monoxide
Account for personnel
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Check CO levels
Tell home occupant not
to use fireplace until
inspection.
QUESTIONS????
BE SAFE – EVERYONE GOES HOME
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