In this Training Minutes video, Paulie Capo and company demonstrate four ways of managing the search rope while a crew exits the fire building with a down firefighter.
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PAUL CAPO, an 18-year veteran of the fire service, is a lieutenant/paramedic with the Clearwater (FL) Fire Department, where he is assigned to Ladder 45. He is a fire academy instructor for St. Petersburg College, specializing in firefighter rescue and survival training. He has certifications in fire officer I & II and as a paramedic. He an associate degree in fire science. He is the founder and president of When Things Go Bad, which develops firefighter survival and rescue curriculum and training for civilian and military organizations. He and his rapid intervention crew can be seen regularly on Fire Engineering’s Training Minutes.