Training Minutes: Advanced Stair Drags and Carries

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In this firefighter training video, Paulie Capo and company have some additional methods for moving a down firefighter up and down stairs. They demonstrate techniques using two and three firefighters, as well as a technique for the lone firefighter having to move a fallen comrade.

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.

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