Are you making the most of your ambulance firefighters on the fireground? Clay Magee offers some thoughts on assignments and gear for medics at fires.
In this video, Shannon Stone and company talk about the Gustin pack, a fold used to build a remote line off an existing hoseline.
Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the fundamentals when it comes to putting together a standpipe hose kit.
Anthony Rowett Jr. looks at the statistics and best practices to avoid having an unexpected reduction in your flow rate or, worse, a complete loss of water during standpipe system operations.
Stretch dry to make a fast, aggressive stretch to the top floor.
Once you’ve picked out or purchased your equipment, based on knowledge of the systems and your jurisdiction, it is important to decide how you are going to carry it. Clay Magee considers the benefits and disadvantages of various standpipe hosepacks.
Carl Meyer explains how having this training kit accessible on the apparatus can facilitate crews in practicing how to estimate hose stretches for fires in high-rises and other structures.
"In certain situations, stretching from the street rather than using the standpipe system provides more benefit to the firefighters than the standpipe system has to offer," writes Anthony Rowett Jr.
Jason Rivera explains the best ways to stretch hose in and around interior and exterior fireground obstructions.
Firefighters who are detailed to run EMS are still firefighters. Christopher Berry reviews a number of fireground functions that firefighters riding "the box" need to be prepared to perform.