Truck Company Operations: A Hundred Things To Do

In his Big Room Session at FDIC 2010, Lieutenant Mike Ciampo of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) enumerated the many fireground tasks that the truck company must accomplish to successfully mitigate an incident."For many of us we’re so engrained into book knowledge and teachings that we often don’t get exposed to outside training or other materials," Ciampo said. "We need to look beyond textbook learning and teaching and show the street smart skills that good truck company firefighters acquire through experience and use of their tools.""If you watch a carpenter put in hardwood floors and he gets to a tricky corner, he flips the wood over, draws li...

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