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Single-Firefighter Ladder Throws

Wed, 25 Jul 2012|

Nick Martin shows some tips how a lone firefighter can efficiently throw a ladder at a fire scene. Sponsored by Globe.

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Welcome the fire engineering training minutes thank you are sponsored we'll turn out here. I'm nick Martin and today we're gonna talk about combat ready set up. Of your -- company and some one firefighter latter bros. Before we get the alarm we should spend all the time that we can make sure our apparatus is set up. For performance before we can get them by. One way we can apply that the setup of our portable -- is by using -- content called it -- that now the majority of fire truck. You'll see have the latter bed with all of the feet of the latter's facing the outside what we're done here is staggered them. So that every spot that we have multiple of the same type or size of latter such as 235 foot ladders or -- 24 -- latter's. We -- them so that one has hit out and one has put out the advantage of that is depending on where we are going with our objective if I'm gonna take this I'm gonna take a latter -- latter side -- of this viability over here I'm gonna look to choose one of the -- ideally that has the foot -- That's gonna allow me to go right in the building without making a turn if I order take a latter -- first decide C of the building. When I get to the rear that building I'm gonna need to spend that latter. A 180 degrees around in many rear yards -- offense is in place that's -- that are you're not gonna have that kind of room by taking the tip to the re air all I need to do is drop my foot. To the building and go into my race. To demonstrate how we can throw a lot of quickly with one firefighter -- out again at 44 foot ladder up to this window quickly and efficiently many of our departments are operating with reduce -- -- And the ideal scenario having to firefighters this past may not -- out -- for select our proper -- latter. And in this case going of the part of this building I'm gonna I'm gonna choose the latter with a -- -- It might when he scored -- -- out. I gotta find my balance point. And I look to put that with my bed section up against my body that's gonna become important that I go to throw -- lot. Take a mile -- from a really identify my objective. My first that was going to be a place to -- directly against the building and then here using my left arm using my elbow I rolled out latter with a fly stepped into the building. Contacting other four on the ground. And using the building to -- the -- -- -- -- Now in this position you might be a lot of fun play the triangle right -- rating of why I find that it makes it easier if I give myself a little little room. By bring it out just about a -- -- so. And I and any use my inside leg here against the bottom wrong to brace the latter so as I go to cool this -- section it's gonna pull with the -- away from the building. Using my -- as a full world and I can raise my latter. What I've got to the proper height I can drop -- five -- like how. I can then use my -- To take the initial battle late into the window by getting the top pain. Once I've broken away -- at that and possibly taken the -- out. I can adjust my louder. Let's go over. But it. Place that my proper climbing -- And it's ready for use if I need to adjust my height. I can do that very easily. By flipping it back over. Taking my hired. Using my inside leg again. Dropping it down as many -- and I need to -- And then repositioning. -- -- To properly and quickly deploy -- -- is is one of them most important things we can do for -- egress access and for civilian rescue. We need to make sure our rigs are set up an advance. To make it combat ready make it ready deploy in an efficient manner and we need to be able to throw -- -- with minimal manpower whenever possible. Thank you Watson fire engineering strain -- and thanks to our sponsor we'll turn --

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