Investigators will attempt to determine whether Halon
Briefing Hose Teams
was effective by observing the color of smoke inside
Some of the information that hose teams must be
the space through the battle ports at the escape trunk.
Smoke color may also be observed from topside, if the
briefed on are as follows: (1) status of the fire to
space is not completely air-tight, and reported to DCC.
include location, type of fire (and is it still burning),
These reports help make the determination whether to
was Halon effective; (2) status of the compartment:
immediately re-enter to combat the fire, or if it is
extent of major damage, equipment status,
already out, to allow the space to cool prior to entry.
mechanical isolation, electrical isolation,
PREPARING TO ENTER THE SPACE
(4) activation of bilge sprinkling; and (5) planned
method of attack.
If you are a scene leader, your primary source of
information is your locker leader. The locker leader
The ship's main space fire doctrine provides a
maintains plots of all damage control information
b a s i c c h e c k l i s t f o r va r i o u s p e r s o n n e l a c t i o n s
throughout the ship, and will pass along all pertinent
(including the damage control assistant, locker and
information to the scene leader. You are responsible for
scene leaders, and team leader), and is tailored to your
briefing your personnel and giving them the necessary
ship. Other information may be important as well,
information, so they will be better prepared to deal with
d e p e n d i n g u p o n y o u r s h i p 's c o n fi g u r a t i o n o r
conditions inside the compartment. Figure 7-5 shows an
additional casualties to the ship or systems.
attack team preparing to enter a compartment.
Figure 7-5. Attack team lighting off OBA and preparing for compartment reentry.