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Stretching Short

Mon, 19 May 2008|

In this training video, Ray McCormack talks about the importance of properly laying out the lead length of an attack line to make a rapid advance into a fire occupancy.

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-- -- Often times firefighters -- short of the objective and it's not always clear as to why. This is one of the main things that can happen firefighting uses the attack where as travel -- The attack went should be brought right up to the occupancy door and -- out from there it should not be dropped prior to getting to the door. And use to reach the door. In this sequence the firefighter has -- short of his objective. He -- dropped his lead land and used it for travel to the front door. Once inside he will not have the fifty feet of -- to traverse the apartment. In this sequence the firefighter has brought his lead went to the front door. This amount of holes will be used to go through the occupancy. He flicks out the -- in line with the front door creating a loop in the -- -- This will assist him -- this forward momentum into the occupancy. Setting up U lead land for your entry into the fire occupancy is very important. We right now have the hole is lined up in a direct line of sight for the nozzle firefighter. And in a simple U shaped layout. That you will play out perfectly and give us plenty of -- to advance quickly through the fire occupancy. With the warring opposite the entrance -- afflicted to a nice you shape the nozzle team will be able to go directly into the fire occupancy. Pulling on the -- By having it in a straight line this will be less friction involved and allow for smoother advance into the fire occupancy. If space allows trying to get you you approximately 25 feet from the -- away. This will allow half the land could go into the fire occupancy without making any terms whatsoever speeding up -- advance and extinguishment. If the hoses laid out perpendicular to the fire occupancy the -- it's often difficult to see if it's flake out properly. When the line is kept in line of sight with a novel firefighter. This issue is them that they have -- -- they need to get into the fire occupancy. Plus when the line is flicked out perpendicular to the occupancy and the direction of where your point. There's a lot more friction involved making it more difficult stretch. So remember it's very important to bring the lead -- as close as possible. To the door to the fire area. This way you're guaranteed of at least fifty feet of working -- to make it through the occupancy.

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