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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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Smoke Curtain Use

Another option in door control     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Sean Gray, Chad Christensen, and company offer a brief tutorial on the use of smoke curtains for controlling the flow path. These videos are for training demonstration purposes only. ...

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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 Tips: Stretching Upstairs

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 ...

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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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