Firefighter hose advancement training teaches firefighters on how to be mobile with a fire hose in a structure fire. This firefighter training helps firefighters become confident on the hose line. This technique is used in the worst-case scenarios where firefighters must keep water flowing to avoid a dangerous situation.
The objective here is just getting confident on the hose line. Inch and ¾. Flowing, flowing and moving. By the end of this, ideally, we will be able to keep that line open. Flow it, move it, find places to manipulate it, take breaks, rest, without having to ever shut that line down.
So this is ‘When Things Go Bad’. So this is the worst case scenario where we just got to keep that line flowing. And if we shut it down, we’re going to get hit with too much heat. It’s going to be a dangerous situation.
So keep it flowing while we’re calling for additional resources, we need the second line, we need a bigger line, wherever that may be. You just can’t shut it down. So, again, get confident in all different positions movements and whatnot.
We’re moving an inch and ¾. We will be doing some knee walks, some double knee walks. Double legs, single knees. Then just crawling on knees, clamping it, finding a position to rest in. we’ll always have one person on the nozzle, with two lines going.
One person on the nozzle, will have a backup person for the first you know, five, ten feet. We’re not going to help that nozzle person. We’re just going stay there as that a safety and are going to jump on the line if they lose it.
Once they start, and once the lines start getting tight, it gets tough to move in, then that backup person will start talking through some of those backup techniques of keeping that line moving and taking a lot of that work load off route right now.
The idea is that we get comfortable, real comfortable and confident out here on the ground. So you definitely want to be comfortable here before we’re doing the stairs, down the stairs, flowing. It’s going to be real wet, real slick in there. So all these little fine details and techniques, you want to get it all figured out while we’re down here.
For now, just helmets, gloves, pants. We got two lines over here. Zach and I will demonstrate what we’re looking to accomplish. Then we will have you guys just repping through it. Getting as many reps as you can. Take water breaks when you need them.
To move from standing… you’re not walking with it, you’re stepping forward. Always leaving a nice strong base deep and wide, never crossing over with your feet. The transition from there, is down to your knee, then right back to the same position.INSTRUCTOR TIPS
To move from standing… you’re not walking with it, you’re stepping forward. Boom! Always leaving a nice strong base deep and wide, never crossing over with your feet. The transition from there, is down to your knee, then right back to the same position.
Hit every corner in that compartment, back this way, back up, you are ready to go. The double leg is… the foot comes in, then fall into it. The back foot comes up. The foot comes in, then fall into it.
When it starts getting tough, go to single leg. Then, when it starts getting tough, go down on both of them.
For ¾ hose, you want that hose on the ground, save all that nozzle reaction for the ground, lift it up, now he’s fighting you. On the ground it stops. Once you’re there, it decelerates from behind that point. Drag your knuckles, I want this hose to stay on the ground. Don’t lift it up until you need to. You’re pulling everything from there behind you. He’s pulling everything from up there to here. Don’t push that, you will push him out of position. If you pull it, it’s going to pull off his hip. Right, left, up, down, it’s all the same.
This hand is going to be in that hip, right in the register of your hip. That way, you activate your skeleton and not using your muscle. So your holding, your elbow comes up and is pushing your hand into your hip and your hip pushes back into your hand. This is the position that you want to come back to. This hand doesn’t move, this hand is going to be somewhere in this area.