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Multiple Firefighter Emergency Egress

Tue, 1 May 2012|

Dan DiRenzo and his crew demonstrate how to use a tool as an anchor point for firefighter personal-escape systems when multiple firefighters need to escape from an upper floor. Sponsored by Sterling Rope.



[MUSIC] Hi, i'm Dan DiRenzo, welcome to Fire Engineering's Training Minutes. In this segment, we're gonna focus on, multiple fire fighters being trapped in an upper floor situation. To where they can utilize their personal escape systems, and a tool to anchor themselves off, and transitions themselves out of the situation. What's gonna happen is, the firefighters are gonna locate their egress point, they're gonna clear the window to make it a door and obstruction free. The Egress point has, has been clear out. At this point, they're gonna obviously transmit their may day. Their may day's been transmitted, and sync commander knows these fellows are coming out. Just putting [UNKNOWN] tool, holds me buried. The first firefighter now is going to deploy his system. The second firefighter is gonna hold that tool in place. This is gonna serve as a very substantial anchor for these firefighters to get themselves out. Once the firefighter's system's deployed,. He'll take his right hand, with the rope, extend it out the window. Left hand, over top of the tool, cupping the hook. He's gonna win, transition the window. Roll himself, himself out. [NOISE] Left hand on the throttle. Right hand into the lower back, and he'll perform his descent. Once he reaches the ground, what he's gonna do is, he's gonna weight the system. By weighting the system will deliver the weight into the tool here, the escape line, to hold it in place for the second fireman to perform hi egress. The tool's being held in place by the firefighter on the ground. The second firefighter will now perform his egress. [NOISE] >> Those firefighters have successfully egressed the upper floor and gotten themselves out. Let's now take this and put this together in real time. [NOISE] >> Mayday. Mayday. Mayday. [NOISE]. [SOUND] >> This segment just showed how effectively we can remove firefighters from upper floor situation. Utilizing a personal escape system and a tool as our anchor point, thank you for watching Fire Engineering Training Minutes. We'd like to thank our sponsors Sterling Rope. Stay safe.

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