The priority of any emergency response is to protect life first. When faced with hoarding conditions, this priority does not change, but rather it requires some adjustments for carrying out the task of searching the inside of a cluttered environment.
The size and age of a structure, types of materials used in the construction, and the use or occupancy of the space are arguably some of the most important factors that affect our strategies and tactics during a fire, and neglecting to identify hazards associated with the building can have devastating consequences.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the first United Kingdom fire and rescue service to explore the potential of virtual reality technology; it recently created a ground-breaking 360-degree public safety film simulating a fatal road traffic collision.
Hoselines are often laid with little if any regard to easily moving them forward. The result of this oversight is hose that gets caught on door frames and contains multiple unnecessary kinks that will need to be removed so that a proper flow is attained along with a smoother advance.