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The Bounce

Mon, 13 Dec 2010|

Ray McCormack explains how to use "The Bounce," a floor-sweeping technique that allows you to use a hosestream to clear debris out of your immediate area before advancing the hoseline toward a fire area.

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Transcript

[MUSIC] [SOUND] Hi, I'm Ray McCormack. Welcome to Training Minutes. In this segment we're gonna talk about a floor sweeping technique called the Bounce. What the Bounce is for is to make sure that all the debris in your immediate vicinity is swept out of your way as you advance on the fire area. In a previous Training Minute, I discussed sweeping the floor. The only problem firefighters have is they start to sweep too far away from their advance. By including the Bounce, you'll make sure that all the debris, any hot embers or anything that might puncture your protective envelope, is swept out of the way. And now. The bounce. [SOUND] As you just saw in the previous video. The bounce also assists us with our cue to move forward. Once the bounce technique was done, the backup firefighter knew it was time to pull hose, and that they were going to advance deeper into the fire occupancy. By using the bounce technique, you'll clear away debris from your immediate area and have a well-coordinated fire attack. I'm Ray McCormack and thanks for watching Training Minutes.

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