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The Quick-Release Method

Tue, 8 Feb 2011|

Mike Ciampo demonstrates a quick way of temporarily removing your SCBA in order to escape an entanglement on the fireground.

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I'm Mike -- welcome this segment turns. There -- a deal with something called the quick release methods. Unfortunately many times on the -- -- -- 500 can be I'm entangled. Whether it's water. Cable wires and I don't always come in a window getting caught up in the lines of the curtain strings. -- -- -- -- We can't pull forward we're trapped we're just hung up on something so small -- -- this up. To perform this method the firefighter will. Crumble over -- shoulder straps is gonna release. These -- -- right arm out. Does -- come with his right hand write the -- -- -- seatbelt. His left -- to maintain a grip on the shoulders. It's very important never lets go of -- left hand. As he slides the -- plus he can turn in. To the masked its privacy. What is getting hung up -- It's very important that if you had your tools and night -- wire cutter replied are you keep that in your right pocket or your right like pocket. And you can come out. You'll be able to cut. You'll look for that wired and catalyst. -- bill to cut it. -- -- tool it's very important that we don't ever -- -- left hand. The left -- is very important if we lose the -- who were let go left hand webs we -- how we're gonna put about done. -- want to maintain -- left hand grip. Is where he knows where the pack is and you also just throw it back on you then find it -- it. You know put right back on. It's very easy to do -- -- zero visibility smoke condition comes back with a shoulder straps finds his way straps you re commit -- Now you've -- forward again this is a very important maneuver to -- -- skill. You can become entangled birdies in a fire ground although some people say you shouldn't take your as your -- off your body there's no sense of fighting the material. For minutes at a time -- and panic more use of -- -- this technique it may save your life. -- Remember this a quick release maneuver this -- to get a seven entanglement quickly. It was suspend its -- was a drop in pin us down that's when we're prior wanna call Baghdad and have others arrived helpless the united. I'm -- champ well that's who -- in this segment insurance.

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