The Incident Commander orders a Cobra attack. The information gained from the scan will indicate what tactic to use and where to attack with Cobra. The decision could be to use Cobra to minimise risk, save lives, stop spreading of fire or some other purpose. Significant amounts of steam can be seen, showing the cooling effect of the cobra deployment. Continue to scan to monitor the effect and efficiency of the applied tactics. To give feedback to the cobra operator is vital as he/she can only see the wall in front. The information gained from the scan will indicate what to do next.
The Cobra SAVE method of Scan, Attack, Ventilate and Enter is developed by firefighters. It is a dynamically applied method where each step could be used in any order.