The video posted by Francois Jacquet of Ottawa International Airport Authority in Canada outlines what firefighters need to know during hallway stretch operations. The video states there are three critical takeaways: Making sure the hallway is tenable, having three drop points, and being able to stretch dry hose to the fire. In addition, the video shows proper technique for folding the hose to make sure it is compact for stairway ascension.
Featuring Lt. Mat Rush, the video is the first of a three-part series titled “High Rise Hose Training.” Combined together the three videos have been viewed nearly 1,300 times and are put to use by 11 different clients of TargetSolutions.
Part 2 focuses on safety precautions while preparing to head to the fire floor. “Very good technique, quite helpful,” wrote Reginald Zellous of Fresno Fire Department (Calif.) in the comments section. Part 3 goes even further into stairwell operations, showing proper procedures for managing hose on the stairwell.
“Good reminder of spacing out hose,” wrote Winfred Andrews of Atlanta Fire Department and Ryan D. Gentile of Orange County Fire Rescue (Fla.) wrote, “nice job!”
To view these videos inside Community Resources, please log in to your department’s TargetSolutions site and search “High Rise Hose Training” in Community Resources. If you have any questions, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.