In this picture, teams are successfully moving the leak away from the broken valve so technicians can cap, plug or patch the leak.
This is a view of a fully involved tank fire. Students learn to successfully move flame impingement off the tank.
Different approach and fire control. Firefighters learn that by adjusting water patterns for existing conditions and utilizing different approach angles they can successfully move a raging fire off the tank.
This is an excellent view of fire control at its best. Flame impingement is completely off the tank and the tank is kept cool. Check out the ice cone the liquid travels up the cone moving the fire off the tank. I call this the ice cone technique.
This is neat because you can see the ice cone from the original leak along with two fires that have been successfully controlled and moved off the tank.
In the next picture teams are successfully moving the leak away from the broken valve so technicians can cap, plug or patch the leak.
As I promised, I included some pictures of my ER class. Please keep in mind that I teach advanced fire control and advanced leak control techniques. I give students some huge fires. More importantly, in the real world we encounter more leaks then fires so I instruct firefighters and service technicians on how to control and mitigate leaks. It is important that students learn how to get control of the leak and quickly stop the leak before it finds ignition.
I allow firefighters and service technicians to experience hands on success in controlling leaks while at the same time learn how easy it is to keep the leak out of the flammable range.
I gave firefighters some real life worse case scenarios. We attacked these fires several times using numerous different attack techniques.
Check out that fog patterns, these were huge fires attack teams were able to get control of the
fire and push it back off the tank. Firefighters practiced several attacks controlling the fire from different approaches. Firefighters also practiced controlling the leak and keeping a major liquid leak out of the flammable range.