Training Techniques

  TOPIC: TRAINING TECHNIQUESLEVEL OF INSTRUCTION:TIME REQUIRED: TWO HOURSMATERIALS: APPROPRIATE AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALSREFERENCES: Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 6th ed., International Fire Service Training Association; Fire Department...

         victim removal (drags, from building, down ladder)

Fire attack

         interior fire attack (accountability)

         primary and secondary lines

         back-up teams (rapid intervention)

Appendix B


Officer Date

___________ 1. Select the tools and explain or demonstrate the procedure for making entry through a double hung window with multiple panes and minimal damage.

___________ 2. Select the tools and explain or demonstrate the method for making entry through a metal covered fire door equipped with a mortise lock with minimal damage.

___________ 3. Identify the major parts of a positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.

___________ 4. Don and put into operation a positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus within 1 minute while attired in full personal protective clothing (coat, pants, hood, helmet, boots, and gloves).

___________ 5. Identify the hydrostatic test date on a positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus cylinder and refill the cylinder to the appropriate pressure using a cascade system.

___________ 6. Demonstrate the method for checking the condition of lifeline rope and explain what is being checked.

___________ 7. Tie a bowline, clove hitch, half hitch, figure eight on a bight, becket bend, and safety knot, all within 2 minutes.

___________ 8. Hoist a pike pole, haligan bar, smoke ejector, and roof ladder to a height of at least 20 feet using the proper knots and safety practices.

___________ 9. Working alone, cover an arrangement of furniture using a salvage cover which has been folded in a one-person fold.

___________ 10. With the assistance of another firefighter, fold a salvage cover for one-person usage.

___________ 11. Explain the application and operation of a double male, double female, gated wye, siamese, fog nozzle, and solid stream nozzle.

___________ 12. Using a modified flat load, pull and advance a pre-connected 150-foot, 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch attack line. Once pulled, demonstrate the position on the nozzle and application of the water for interior firefighting using the direct method of attack.

___________ 13. Lay out and charge a 3-inch, 4-inch, or 5-inch supply line using a hydrant valve.

___________ 14. Advance 150 feet of pre-connected 2-1/2-inch hose (uncharged) up an extension ladder. Exit the ladder and secure the hose to the ladder.

___________ 15. Connect a section of 2-1/2-inch or 3-inch hose with 2-1/2-inch couplings to a section of 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch hose with 1-1/2-inch couplings.

___________ 16. Working with another firefighter, lift, carry, and raise a 24-foot extension ladder. Once raised, each person should climb, take a leg lock, and foot the ladder alternatively.

___________ 17. Working with two other firefighters, lift, carry, and raise a 35-foot extension ladder.

___________ 18. Working alone, demonstrate the method for carrying a roof ladder up an extension ladder and placing it on a roof.

___________ 19. Working alone, bring a simulated unconscious victim down an extension ladder from a height of at least 15 feet.

___________ 20. Working with another firefighter, conduct a search of a small room such as a bedroom filled with smoke, and locate and remove any victims or simulated victims found.

___________ 21. Demonstrate the placement of a positive pressure blower for removal of smoke from an interior room.

___________ 22. Explain the operational procedure for venting a house to relieve a backdraft condition.

___________ 23. Demonstrate the method of carrying and using the axe, pike pole, pressurized water fire extinguisher, and haligan bar.

NOTE: All tools and appliances will be at the appropriate station and will not need to be removed from the apparatus. The IFSTA Essentials, Fourth Edition, will be the acceptable reference manual. All the skills identified are required of a Firefighter I under NFPA Standard 1001, Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2002 Edition.