In part three of the series, Arvada Auto X instructor Donny Ottaway gives firefighters tips while setting up two Rescue 42s with a ratchet strap base, designed to simultaneously catch and stabilize the car as the anchor team hoists the overturned vehicle onto its side.
So we’ll have a stabilization group that’s working with me on the Rescue 42s.
Right now, is this two pin load rating or a single pin load rating?
If you look on the side, you see how it has a load rating that says single pins and two pins?
So this is under a single pin rating because it’s a single section, you would need to double the pins up so just something to keep in mind.
These ratchet straps are probably like the least like worked on piece of equipment in the fire service and understood.
So it’s free-spooled like this. You need at least two wraps around that buckle.
Otherwise, as it comes out, it’s just going to kick out more strap.
So what I want you to do is set it up where you have about the same amount of slack, but you also have a couple of wraps around that buckle and she’s ready to go, and then also locked off.
We’re going to need probably about a foot and a half to two feet of space there and that ratchet.
So you’re going to have it locked and ready to go, but it’s not going to be taut yet until that base is in its right position.
It’s like you lost a head. And that’s okay.
And that’s what we’re going to end up,
those New York hooks are going to be for
to encourage those heads to stay in there.