Attic Fire – Top Down Attack
Ground Ladder Access
- Deploy a ground ladder with safe footing.
- Throw a roof ladder if necessary.
- One firefighter ascends ladder with SpikeHammer™ and AttackSpike™ Nozzle.
- Advance to top 1/3 of roof.
- Use flat side of SpikeHammer™ to help locate space between rafters / trusses.
- Pierce roofing materials with the SpikeHammer.
- Insert the AttackSpike Nozzle fully and flow water.
- There is no need to tie off the nozzle or man the nozzle once inserted.
- Water can flow continuously and can be controlled with a gated wye from the ground.
- Additional AttackSpike Nozzles can be deployed or crews can be assigned to another task.
- Utilize multiple AttackSpike Nozzles in complicated rooflines with multiple peaks.
- Standard length AttackSpike Nozzle with Shield Tip to suppress active fire in Attic.
- Standard length AttackSpike Nozzle with Mist Tip to protect space from advancing fire.
Access from Bucket or Stick:
- Place aerial in a safe location to provide the best access possible.
- Place the bucket/basket/stick within 2 feet from the roof in the top 1/3 portion from the peak. Use a pick head axe, pike pole or HammerSpike to create a hole in the roofing material and sheathing.
- Insert the AttackSpikeXL™ Nozzle in far enough to clear rafters or trusses.
- Flow water from an 1¾ in. line off of the aerial waterway.
- The benefit of the 5 ft. reach is deploying the nozzle from the aerial device without having to be on the roof. It is not necessary to insert the tip the full 5 ft. length. Ensure the tool is far enough in the compartment to clear rafters or trusses but not so far that stream reach is limited.
- The AttackSpikeXL™ can be stored on the boom or beam of the ladder for quick access.
- Five foot length AttackSpikeXL Nozzle with Shield Tip to suppress active fire in Attic.
- Five foot length AttackSpikeXL Nozzle with Mist Tip to protect space from advancing fire.