Fire Engineering Books: Bread & Butter DVD Series - Initial Attack Lines
Fire Engineering Books: Bread & Butter DVD Series: Initial Attack Linesby Jeff Shupe, Firefighter (Ret.), Cleveland (OH) Fire Department
The 2012 edition of the "Bread and Butter" Operations DVD Series expands on and illustrates many of the basic skills critical to successful fireground operations.
In the Initial Attack Lines DVD, Firefighter Shupe talks about how to properly estimate the amount of hose needed on the fireground, stretching that hose into place, and then advancing it into and throughout the building. He covers properly estimating the stretch for various common buildings and talks about how to effectively pre-plan and measure the stretch for unusual building you may encounter in your response area.
Firefighter Shupe talks about various ways to minimize the stretch and potentially shorten the time needed to get the line into operation, and talks about how to properly advance the line through the building once it is stretched into place to effectively get water on the fire.
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