Armpit Firefighters & Hose Stream Management

A debate that has been around since my first day in the jumpseat is: pistol grip or no pistol grip?


Stopping the armpit firefighter problem should start immediately! No matter what type of nozzle your department uses all firefighters should be well schooled in the art of firefighting. Using a nozzle should be a base for firefighter training. During the training is where we develop good nozzle, backup, and advancement skills that are needed to be an effective "team."  If you are a armpit firefighter it's time to make the announcement and reach out for help!  Ask your fellow firefighters for help bringing you out of the pits!

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.

Bunker up, buckle in, it's where we all begin!

  • See Ryan Live! Blogger Ryan Pennington will be presenting "Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters" at Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, July 23 - 27.