Fire Protection District

FRFC Class 19-2 Search Module

This week, FRFC Class 19-2 recruits have focused on search skills – from the classroom to hands-on practice. On the job, firefighters conduct primary search at a variety of fire incidents. The goal of primary search is to locate vicims and identify fire location. Primary search is completed on hands and knees. In this scenario, recruits are searching for a victim. As a team, they must work together to figure out building layout and victim location. Recruits use verbal cues to identify navigational directions and touch to ensure they stay together. Stickers are placed on face masks to resemble smoke or blackout conditions. This forces recruits to rely on senses other than sight. Instructors remain nearby to coach throughout the scenario and provide post-scenario feedback.