Along with a few other changes and updates, we’re bringing back the monthly training prompt series. Keeping with the original purpose the idea is to prompt you to respond to the subject and questions provided. What you do next can range from something grand such as a company level drill, to something as simple as looking up the answer in your rookie book or SOPs.
August Training Prompt: Top Floor Fire, Truck Duties
Either assigned to the truck or simply getting on it before it goes out the door, you arrive at a top floor fire. The video above is meant to stimulate your brain and not be your answer or your area of critique. Based on your department’s operations and your fire service education, how do you answer the following questions:
Riding Assignments, Company Duties and Communication
If you are part of a ladder company and assigned the roof position, what are your tool assignments and duties?
If you are part of a tower ladder company and assigned the roof position, what are your tool assignments and duties?
What communication is expected from you by the truck officer and incident commander?
What communication are you listening for from the engine company inside, or your truck’s interior team?
After completing your roof work, what are you expected to do next?
Who is responsible for operating the tower ladder – the driver or the firefighter in the bucket?
Challenge yourself or the guys riding across from you. Let us know how you operate.
Also on Backstep Firefighter …
- Helmet Cam Perspective:
Training Questions – October 4, 2012
- Vallejo Ventilation Video – June 22, 2012
- Squad Co.18 Working:
Top Floor Fire on Lower East Side – February 23, 2012
- The Pressurized Water Extinguisher,
aka “The Can” – January 12, 2012
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