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How to Improvise a Cleveland or Coil Load for Standpipe Operations

Training with Bill Gustin     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how to improvise a “Cleveland”/coil from hose configured in conventional horseshoe or accordion bundle folds. This procedure may be necessary when the length of a hallway is ...

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High-Rise Ops: The K.O. Fire Curtain

John Ceriello presents how to deploy the fire curtain     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes (2011): John Ceriello of the FDNY discusses the K.O. Fire Curtain, a device developed primarily for high-rise fires that used to block wind, thereby ...

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High-Rise Ops: Door Control & Interior Operations

Door control with three-person engine     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes: Sean Gray is joined by Los Angeles County (CA) Captain Chad Christensen, who explains his department’s approach to door control with a three-firefighter engine company performing interior firefighting ...

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High-Rise Ops: Broken Standpipe System

Overcoming a break in the piping     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and Oakland (CA) Lt. Daryl Liggins discuss the effects of a broken supply line from the FDC into the building and methods to overcome this problem. ...

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High-Rise Ops: Four Critical Points for Standpipe Operations

See what happens when you miss these four     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and company demonstrate the difference between a hoseline stretch from a standpipe when these four crucial points are missed. These videos are for ...

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High-Rise Ops: Door Size-Up

Hoseline adjustments based on door swing     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail discusses the importance of sizing up the apartment door and making adjustments to your hose stretch based on the swing of the door. These videos ...

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High-Rise Ops: The Apartment Stretch

Recon, drop points, and more     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Denver (CO) Assistant Chief Dave McGrail discusses high-rise apartment firefighting, including establishing a fire attack stairwell; the role of the truck company in recon; hoseline drop points; door ...

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Humpday Hangout: High-Rise Firefighting

Live discussion with Bill Gustin and guests     Fire Engineering – Join Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the group as they discuss high rise firefighting and public education for high rise occupants with their special guest Lieutenant Jim Davis ...

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