In this structure fire training, When Things Go Bad, Inc. Instructor, Paul Capo teaches firefighters how to safely headfirst bailout of a building using a hook 2 grab 4 firefighter ladder technique. Proper firefighter ladder maneuvering technique results in quicker escape from the building avoiding a firefighter rit team response.
This is called the hook 2 grab 4, so the first thing I’m going to do when I come out of this window in a headfirst ladder bail, and this is truth not funny, is I’m going to make sure that there is a ladder there.
Because the ladder that was in there when you first came in could be flipped over somewhere else, make sense?
I visualize a ladder, that’s important. Then I’m going to put my hand into the first hole it can go into, and its always this one, okay? So, it’s this one and there is my hook two because this elbow here is going to hook on the second one. Then I’m going to slide this beam down until I get to the fourth.
So, I come out, boom. I hook two I slide this, I grab that. Now I’m just hooked here. It’s very important your leg is last to leave. So, exaggerate that, it slows you down. So come out, come here and slide. Okay?
I’ll do it again.
Ladder, hook two, grab four and leg.