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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.

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Transcript

[MUSIC] HI, I'm Dan DiRenzo. Welcome to Fire Engineering's Training Minutes. In this segment, we're gonna focus on multiple firefighters being trapped in an upper floor situation to where they can utilize their personal escape systems and a tool to anchor themselves off and transition themselves out of the situation. Whats going to happen is, the firefighters are going to locate their egress point. They are going to clear their window to make it a door and obstruction free. The egress point has been cleared out. At this point they are going to transmit their Mayday. the Mayday's been transmitted, the incident manager knows these fellas are coming out. Just putting. Now bury the 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 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 [UNKNOWN] the window, roll himself out, left hand on the throttle, right hand into the lower back, he'll perform his descent. Once he reaches the ground what he's going to do is he's going to 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 firefighter to perform his egress. [SOUND] The tool's being held in place by the firefighter on the ground. The second firefighter will now perform his egress. [SOUND]. Those firefighters have successfully egressed the upper floor and gotten themselves out. Let's now take this and put this together in real time. >> Mayday, mayday, mayday. [BLANK_AUDIO] [NOISE] This segment just showed how effectively we can remove fire fighters from upper floor situations. Utilizing the personal escape system and the tools on anchor point. Thank you for watching fire engineering training minutes. We'd like to thank our sponsor, Stirling Rope. Stay safe.

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