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Assessment of a facility or location made before an emergency occurs.
Facility in which fire, accident or natural disaster could cause substantial casualties or economic harm
On-going evaluation of an incident scene
Striking a surface to determine structural integrity or locate support members
Rapid but thorough search to determine the location of victims.
Slow, thorough search to ensure that no occupants were overlooked during the primary search.
Goals of a structural search
Searching for life and assessing fire conditions
Primary search priorities
Most severely threatened area, largest numbers, remainder of hazard zone and exposures
General, Oriented-search, Wide-area-search and Thermal-imager search
General Search method
Systematic pattern search, follow walls (either right or left)
Searchers spread out in a room while staying in constant communication with an anchored team leader
Dedicated search line, at least 3 team members, team members are tethered to search line and able to search rooms.
Lower third of door, lower third of adjacent wall or in the landing of adjacent stairs.
FEMA markings single diagonal
When you enter the room
FEMA markings X
When you exit the room
FEMA markings above X
Date/Time search team left structure
FEMA markings Left of X
Search team name
FEMA markings Right of X
FEMA markings Under X
Victims still inside structure
Types of victim removal
Self-evacuation, shelter-in-place and rescue
Types of rescue
Incline drag, webbing drag, cradle-in-arms lift/carry, seat lift/carry, moving victims onto a litter and extremities lift/carry
Air emergency, lost/disoriented, entanglement, thermal emergency and collapse/trapped
Location, unit, name, assignment, resources needed, situation
Point of no return
Based on air required to leave IDLH, lowest cylinder gauge reading of any member of the team, SOP's, environment and teams physical/mental condition.
Remaining in place, seeking a safe haven and/or escaping
RIC equipment: AWARE
Air, water, a radio and extrication
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