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FDC Hook Up: Do The Twist

The couplings on the FDC can seize up and not be free enough to spin     By Mark van der Feyst | Fire Engineering Not every fire department will encounter fire department connections (FDC) in their response area. For ...

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Limited Space Standpipe Hose Stretch

When all Else Fails Evolution     Fire Engineering When the fire floor is filled with smoke, all or a portion of the standpipe stretch will have to be laid on the floor below the fire. This can be problematic ...

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Hallway Help

Search line training with Mike Ciampo     Fire Engineering Mike Ciampo offers some insights into using the search rope in large buildings.

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Extending Your Air

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.  

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Securing a Room of Refuge

What happens if the apartment is too far from the stairwell?     By Mark van der Feyst| Fire Engineering Seconds count on the fireground when it comes to saving lives. This is what the fire service always strives to ...

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The Floor Control Valve

When we have to control the sprinklers on the fire floor     Fire Engineering Paul Dansbach examines some floor control valve for sprinkler systems and how they might come into play during fire suppression operations.

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Hallway Hose Stretch

Minimize your exposure to the flow path     Fire Engineering Lieutenant Ray McCormack of the Fire Department of New York discusses a method for stretching out a hoseline from a standpipe to minimize firefighters’ exposure to the flow path ...

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Bailout from a High-Rise Building

Training on how to reach a lower floor     Fire Engineering Dan DiRenzo and crew demonstrate how a firefighter can deploy a personal-escape system to escape from an untenable situation in a high-rise building and reach a lower floor. ...

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Standpipe Rack Tips

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.  

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When Does A Fire Pump Test Header Become a Wall Hydrant for Firefighting?

Using a pump test header     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) uses a fire pump test header manifold as a water source in a massive transit bus facility devoid of hydrants within ...

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