Drill Of The Week: NFPA 1410 Truck Company Operations 2: Ropes And Knots

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Truck Company Operations 2: Ropes And Knots reviews some basic knots and their functions on the fireground. The drill’s objective is to correctly tie various fire service knots in accordance with accepted department practice and reference within maximum allowable time frame. Utilize knots for hoisting with selected knots. Each knot should be properly tied in less than 30 seconds with all safeties and finishes applied.

Evaluation criteria consists of the following:

  • Knot properly tied according to department or IFSTA standard;
  • Firefighter explains use of knot on fireground; and
  • Knot tied within recommended maximum time.

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