What would prompt a firefighter to remove his or her face piece in the IDLH environment? This month's Mayday Monday drill from Tony Carroll explores training possibilities on such an event.
The author explains how leaders can train firefighters to prepare for and face potentially traumatic events using methods that significantly reduces the chances of suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Included are developing strengths in the firefighters that make them physically and emotionally stronger; interpersonal relations, and support and follow-up after the event.
NFPA 3000 Technical Committee
Raul A. Angulo writes, "These experiments are fun to watch and easy to perform right at the firehouse kitchen table for a “rainy day” drill. They’ll also go a long way in making firefighters believers of the benefits of Class A foam to enhance fire extinguishment."
By Raul Angulo The two pieces of equipment firefighters tend to avoid when drilling are charged 2½-inch hose and Bangor ladders, mainly because they’re heavy and hard to handle. Since 1¾- and 2½-inch hose come...