Brian Zaitz offers this new drill that encourages firefighters to pull hose and start thinking about “why” the hose is loaded the way it is.
In this firefighter training video, Dave McGrail and company discuss a safe and effective way to extend a hoseline in an IDLH atmosphere in the event of stretching short of the main body of fire.
In this Training Minutes video on engine company operations, Dave McGrail and Lieutenants Brock Heiss and James Remly share some details on the roles of the nozzle operator and backup firefighter during fire attack and hoseline advancement.
In this Training Minutes video on high-rise firefighting operations, Dave McGrail discusses the importance of sizing up the apartment door.
In this second Training Minutes video on high-rise operations, Dave McGrail and company discuss extending a hoseline to reach the fire apartment in the event that firefighters stretch short.
In this series of Training Minutes, Denver (CO) Assistant Chief Dave McGrail shares his knowledge on high-rise firefighting operations.
Next to emergency medical services equipment, preconnected hoselines are probably the most used equipment on the engine. Yet, when designing and specifying new apparatus, we put preconnects and (especially) crosslays usually where they will fit or where we always put them-on top of the pump module.
In this firefighter training video, Nick Martin and company demonstrate the role of the backup firefighters in advancing the attack line and circumnavigating obstacles en route to the fire room.
In this firefighter training video, Orlando (FL) District Chief Walt Lewis and company discuss training on withdrawing hose when changing tactics during fire suppression.
Samuel Hittle offers a drill that focuses on how to gauge the amount of line to feed the nozzle team from the door or friction point when pushing, pulling, or making wheels.