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The Scissor Door

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Mon, 14 Mar 2011|

Ray McCormack explains how to deal with Scissor Doors, or door that cut off access to half of an apartment, when advancing a hoseline on a fire.

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-- summary McCormack welcome to training and it's in this segment we're gonna talk about this is that the war. This is -- doors that door that cuts off half of an apartment. You can find the store on the side door entrance of private dwellings or in apartments in multiple law. Our problem is that we need to get behind the door to fight the fire. The way we do that is we -- hole -- into the on involved portion of the apartment and then move it forward. If the whole apartment is on fire we want to knock down this open area first. Pull this door closed and go and attack the balance of the fire. Let's take a look at the proper technique involved when we have fire beyond that the war. We're gonna bring our -- and we're gonna -- -- gonna fight the fire we're gonna keep a firefighter. At this the war. To open a fourth and control it as we advance on that fire area. And but. You're. In this example the whole occupancy is on fire. We have fire behind the doors well. What will do is -- knock down the fire in this open area first. Turn -- hose line around. Maintain control of this -- to block any fire coming out -- -- once we have this area knocked down we can control what's going on here. We closed the door a little bit. And we can advance on the remaining body of -- beyond that the war. One of the main lessons you should take away from this training and it is the proper staging of your tackles one. Whether it's inside the occupancy or outside proper staging of your -- -- for your fired it is critical to your success. As you saw in the video watch the holes was boarded sufficiently it to the occupancy we were able to go beyond that doorway and go for -- -- Keep yourself safe make sure your hose line management is up to -- -- McCormack. Has been training.

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