There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.
This scenario exposes the student to Unified Command with some unique considerations. Initially it is a police problem, and fire assumes a secondary role. After the situation is stabilized, fire assumes a lead role. Many of the considerations and actions are not encountered in day-to-day operations. The progression of the hostage incident and the fire incident will be controlled by the decisions made by the appropriate roles.
The shopping center is a single-story, multioccupancy structure built of ordinary construction with a common attic and a steel bar-joist roof, divided into three fire areas by firewalls.
The student's goal is to successfully incorporate as the fire department battalion chief in a Unified Command situation with the police department and manage the fire incident by performing the following tasks:
Conducting a primary search and rescue.
Establishment of a permanent water supply.
Initiation of a fire attack.
Ventilation of the structure.
Establishment of rehab.
Conducting a secondary search.
Ensuring a complete overhaul on the fire building.