Attack Line Handling

Firefighter Review Session Reference: 3 Topic: Attack Line Handling Level of Instruction: Time Required: Three Hours Materials:    • Two Fully Equipped Pumpers    • Structure for Use in Advancing Hose...


     d. Deluge system - designed to deliver large volume of water; water only from source to control

         valve

  2. Water supply

    a. Can be supplied by gravity tank, pressure tank, fire pump, or water main

    b. Engine company should attach two lines to siamese and prepare to pump system

 

III. Hose and Nozzle Selection (3-3)

A. During the evolutions below, the students will demonstrate their proficiency in the handling and use of various hoses and nozzles used to control and extinguish a fire.

B. The nozzles will first be reviewed by the instructor. All water will be discharged outside the structure.

C. The student should already be familiar with the appliances required and the techniques involved in the evolutions. What is being emphasized here is teamwork and operating efficiency.

 

IV. Hose Stream Placement (3-4)

A. The student will perform the following evolutions:

  1. Advance an uncharged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line up an interior stairs to a location

      above the ground floor.

  2. Advance a charged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line up an interior stairs to a location above

     the ground floor.

  3. Advance a charged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line down an interior stairs to a location

      below the entry floor.

  4. Advance an uncharged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line up a ladder to a floor above the

      ground floor.

  5. Advance a charged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line up a ladder to a floor above the ground

      floor.

  6. Advance a charged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line to the fire floor and a second charged

      line of the same size to the floor above the fire floor.

  7. Advance a charged 2-1/2-inch line up an interior stairs to a location above the ground floor.

  8. Advance a charged 2-1/2-inch line up a ladder to a floor above the ground floor.

  9. Advance a charged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line to the fire floor and a 2-1/2-inch charged

      line to the floor above the fire floor.

  10. Advance an uncharged 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch line to the floor below the fire floor,

       connect it to the standpipe connection, charge it, and advance it to the fire floor. After charged,

       extend the line to a higher floor.

  11. Advanced an uncharged 3-inch, 4-inch, or 5-inch line to the base of a structure, attach a wye,

        connect two 1-1/2-inch, 1-3/4-inch, or 2-inch lines, charge the system, and advance the attack

        lines into the structure.

  12. Set up, advance lines, and charge a portable master stream device.

B. The evolutions will first be reviewed by the instructor before being run with moving apparatus. All water will be discharged so a not to damage any structures or surroundings.

C. These evolutions are designed to expose the student to various methods of applying water at the fire scene. The student should already be familiar with the appliances required and the techniques involved in the evolutions. What is being emphasized here is teamwork and operating efficiency.

 

V . Supporting Built-In Fire Protection Systems (3-5)

A. Set up and establish a water supply from the attack pumper to a fire protective system using multiple lines of 2-1/2-inch or 3-inch hose.

B. The evolution will first be reviewed by the instructor before being run with moving apparatus. This evolution can be conducted in conjunction with Evolution No. 7 above.

C. The evolution is designed to expose the student to the method of supporting built-in fire protection systems at the fire scene. The student should already be familiar with the appliances required and the techniques involved in the evolution. What is being emphasized here is teamwork and operating efficiency.

 

SUMMARY:

Review:

Attack Line Handling

   • Handlines and master streams

   • Built-in fire protection system components

   • Hose and nozzle selection

   • Hose stream placement

   • Supporting built-in fire protection systems