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Firefighter Training: FDIC 2014 Preview: Quint Essentials

Lieutenant Rob Fisher of Snohomish County (WA) Fire District #7 will be presenting a classroom on "Quint Essentials" at this year's FDIC. Fireground support operations (truck work) are the functions on the fireground that equally impact firefighter safety and civilian survivability. Traditionally, dedicated truck companies carried out these functions. However, the "can-do-all" apparatus (quint) has challenged firefighters as to what role they should play and when. The idea of a "can-do-all" apparatus works well when you have sufficient staffing and resources. However, most departments have limited staffing, making a multifunctional apparatus, such as a quint...

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