First due engine reportedly has a rescue awaiting them.
From the video below, "Engine 19 – D Shift makes a rescue on a first due fire in Mountlake Terrace on 4-16-2012."
The first minutes on the scene require discipline. Discipline in thought, communication and movement. Okay, so this isn't someone straddling the window sill with that rich brownish, grayish smoke pulsing out over him, but imagine pulling up to this with just you, your driver and one firefighter in the back. What's your game-plan?
Engine Company Size-Up & IAP Development
First-in engine companies are often tasked with both size-up & initial fireground operations.
Videos from Box 2-2-2598 and 3-3-2715 – September 12, 2013
All Hands at Coffee Shop Fire – January 20, 2013
First Due Truck to the Working House Fire – November 16, 2012