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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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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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Standpipes 101, Part 2: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Always flow the proper amount of water at the right pressure     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering In Part 1 of this series, I covered the basics of standpipe systems such as National Fire Protection Association codes, types ...

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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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Standpipe 101, Part 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Everything is interconnected, and firefighters cannot make decisions without the proper knowledge     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The late Andy Fredericks once said: “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end ...

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High-Rise Fires and Elevator Functions

One of the biggest problems with using elevators is complacency     By Mike Posner | Fire Engineering   “E-2 to Command. We need air bottles to the 37th floor. Crews are running low!” This could happen to any crew ...

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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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