SCBA training with Ric Jorge Fire Engineering Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a survivability technique in which a firefighter can control his or her breathing and manipulate the bottle to extend their air under Mayday circumstances. ...
Two methods of packing and deployment Fire Engineering Nick Martin and company demonstrate two different methods for packing hose loads for deployment in high-rise and non-high-rise firefighting scenarios. Sponsored by Globe. ...
Minimize kinks and ease advancement Fire Engineering - Training Minutes Revisited: Ray McCormack discusses a way of stretching a hoseline up a stairwell to minimize kinking and all for easy advancement of the line. These videos are for training...
High-rise training tips Tim Vandermeer - Setting the Pressure at the Standpipe https://youtu.be/eVKFWmofP3c
One department's way to make up and use their standpipe rack Nick Strong - High-rise pack loading and deployment https://youtu.be/KrTKSY79NsI https://youtu.be/XgvkzE9mksE
They need a refill but may not want to go through the effort to replenish if they are “just doing overhaul work.”
Standpipes are the best answer for water. FARS is the best answer for air.
The video shows the setup and operation of a fire department connection and standpipe training exercise done in the parking lot of the firehouse.
Most fires in high-rises will be fought using the standpipe system, but there are a few situations where stretching a preconnected line will be sufficient.
Selecting hose for your high-rise hose pack is a series of trade-offs. It would be great to have 250 of 2″ or 2½” hose, but that will quickly prove impractical for carrying up many flights of stairs.