Interior Fire Attack, Advancing 1 3/4” with door control

Los Angeles Fire Department Training Services Section video on exterior water application.
A few techniques to help make advancing hose easier and more efficient.

Advancing an attack line in a structure

This video reviews the setup and use of a pressurized water extinguisher or what's commonly referred to as a "CAN". Considered by many FFs as "Bread and Butter" operations, using any extinguisher proficiently is what separates the Professional from the Novice.......
In the well-read October 2007 Fire Engineering Article "How Kinks Affect Your Fire Attack System" Jerry Knapp along with Tim Pillsworth, Christopher Flatley, and Doug Leihbacher go into great detail how kinks affect your fire flows. In this episode, we have recreated this same work in the article and the results may surprise you.
Nozzle/ Hose Whip is a term often used for erratic movement and kinking in smaller, 1.5 coupling hand lines at the nozzle position. Often referred to as a "nozzle weight" problem; hose construction and diameter inconsistencies are often the greatest variables. In this second segment we further identify and define a cause of the condition as unsupported nozzle reaction.
THE ART OF ENGINE WORK is the next category we are releasing in the Brass Tacks & Hard Facts Series. In the first video of this category, Jeff Shupe reviews nozzle team positions and the responsibilities of the nozzle, back up, and door control firefighter positions.
Confirming proper pressure, pattern, and volume from your nozzle is an important part of initiating your fire attack. In this episode, Brian Brush reviews the importance of doing so versus simply just bleeding the line briefly. Taking the time with these steps ensures nozzle team safety and efficiency of your fire attack package.
In this video Jeff Shupe discusses making entry into the fire area and initiating your push for fire attack in coordination with the forcible entry crew. Jeff reviews the importance of door control and water application as a methodical process which will contribute to the success of your fire attack.

Search Culture… Know Your First Due

By: Justin McWilliams

Uploaded by FIRExTalk on 2017-06-17.

Search - Getting Away From The Anchor

By: Justin McWilliams

Uploaded by FIRExTalk on 2017-07-11.

Basic Rope Terminology (How to Tie Knots): Firefighter Guide Learn the basic rope terminology and the associated knots firefighters are trained to use in any given situation.

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You will need a National Fire Academy (NFA) account and a FEMA student Identification Number (SID#) before taking these courses.

L-180, Human Factors in The Wildland Fire Service

S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation

S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System

ICS 700, Introduction to the National Incident Management System

Arduous Pack Test outline - This will be a scheduled event

Wildland Firefighter Skills/ Live Fire - This will be a scheduled event, including timed fire shelter deployment task sheet

Training Videos & Pamphlets

Tim Hoiness, a Forest Service employee in Bend, demonstrates how to deploy a fire shelter that is used by firefighters. The shelter he uses is a practice model. Authentic safety shelters can only be deployed once.

Practicing getting in a Fire Shelter in 50 mph wind behind a DC-3. Sometimes you will face HIGH winds created by the fire when you need to deploy.

Interested in being a wildland firefighter?

Get a job fighting fires on an engine, hellitack crew, handcrew, hotshotcrew, fire module and smokejumping.

The video portrays the brave wildland firefighters of all federal, state and local agencies serving to protect millions of acres of our forests, our communities, and our natural resources.