This firefighter training video provides fire hose management training. Lead-Stretch-Advance Instructor Leo Meli teaches firefighters how to efficiently handoff fire hose while being on a firefighter ground ladder.
Everything’s blown out from the second floor apartment. So we’re going to utilize the adjacent apartment.
Ladder goes out.
The biggest thing to think about is we want to send our firefighter up with that hose. Right? That’s kind of what we’re thinking.
We need to step back and realize that he’s almost reconning, right? They need to get over that so you can hand that line off to somebody.
Don’t send your firefighter up with a bundle of line. He or she needs to go up and over handsfree. They can force entry, they can start figuring out the layout, as your officer comes and hands the bundle over.Instructor Tip
So that’s the one change that we’ve realized. The detail that we were starting to realize is don’t send your firefighter up with a bundle of line.
He or she needs to go up and over handsfree.
They can force entry, they can start figuring out the layout. As your officer comes and hands the bundle over.
This is that transition point, we don’t want to screw up that layout.
So I want to work my way up as high as I possibly can.
Facilitate the handoff.
And then from here, we just step over and do what we need to do.
This might facilitate that your engineers have to give some radio comms back, right?
If you’re as an engineer, this where it all come together.
You see your officer climbing up, and your B.C. comes on, “Hey, I got this, this, this, this.”
And that sounds correct to you because you’re engaged as an engineer.
You know, chime back. Don’t let her or him stop to radio back.
“Yeah, That’s right.”
You got command. Right?
Feel free to jump in there. It might be that communication needs to happen within the group. Right. Like, hey, man, I need you to communicate back as we set this up.