Drill of the Week: Changing Blades and Chains
The object of this drill is to perform routine and emergency scene blade changing on rotary and chain saw equipment using available equipment and blade/chain types used by department.
Trying to figure out how to change a wood cutting blade to a metal cutting blade on a rotary saw is not something you should be doing on the fireground. Changing cutting blades and chains requires an advanced knowledge of the equipment, tools and procedures necessary to complete this task in a timely fashion.
Routine maintenance procedures include inspection of safety equipment and any guards that are on the equipment. Review of department and manufacturer procedures for blade and chain use are required as part of this session.
This drill is downloadable as a PDF HERE.