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    Thumbs up Video to inspire those to don your BA faster!

    Hopefully this will inspire some to don there BA faster. Train as if your life, or someone elses, depends on it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnV5Bcm8WBg

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    Looks like a good way to knock yourself out.
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    If your air packs are mounted in the jumpseats there's no need to do this monkey dance.

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    kind of a little trick to do for bragging rights like those silly drill teams.

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    considering the standard is to be fully bunked out and on air in 1 min. 30 sec. i wasn't too impressed.

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    Why did he take his glove's off.

    And in the famous words of ChicagoFF...why is Bob the Builder in the firehouse?

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    glad he checked his face mask seal!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    Hopefully this will inspire some to don there BA faster. Train as if your life, or someone elses, depends on it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnV5Bcm8WBg

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    I've always observed that the true mark of a real FF was how fast he could put on his SCBA.

    Shouldn't we be focusing on what he does AFTER he puts the SCBA on?

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    Look at all the negative posts. Wow. No wonder there are not a lot of new brothers posting on here. You guys are too funny. Me get a life because I posted a video of someone donning a BA? These must be all those who can't don one in under a minute. Where did I say this is a great firefighter because he dons his ba in less than 30 seconds? This is a great "back to the basics" training topic. I posted it in this forum because there is not a training forum. I thought this was the most applicable. I guess you all were more busy and would rather talk about helmets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    Look at all the negative posts. Wow. No wonder there are not a lot of new brothers posting on here. You guys are too funny. Me get a life because I posted a video of someone donning a BA? These must be all those who can't done one in under a minute. Where did I say this is a great firefighter because he dons his ba in less than 30 seconds? This is a great "back to the basics" training topic. I posted it in this forum because there is not a training forum. I thought this was the most applicable. I guess you all were more busy and would rather talk about helmets.
    To me simply donning the ba like that is a pointless exercise unless you arrive on scene bunkered out and have to retrieve an scba from a compartment to don. I always thought the better drill would be start outside the rig in uniform, get bunkered, enter the rig and put on your scba, exit the rig and don your mask and breath from the tank.

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    I missed it FFFred...where did he take his gloves off? I saw him pull them off his strap to put them on...

    Good video though.

    These donning exercises not about real world, they are aboout being familiar, comfortable, and proficient with equipment.

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    Maybe we could cut him some slack. How many guys on your job are more intersted in how fast they can hit the recliner than how fast and proficient they can perform a job task. It always bothers me when I am sitting at the front door waiting for someone to mask up when they should be just as quick and proficient with their gear. I agree it isnt the most real world drill shown, but having a good feel for your equipment is never a bad thing.

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    this may not be as useful to the career guys who are on the engines/trucks and have time to pack up on the ride to the scene but when you are a volunteer FD with one full timer per station per shift, having volunteers who can show up and be packed up and ready to go ASAP can be a life saver
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    Did you ever think you might have to put the scba on in this fashion when you were sitting in Rehab and just heard your friend fell through the floor. By putting the scba on many times gets one used to a certain order of donning. If there is a problem then a firefighter knows what to check.

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    Did any of you take into account that new LAFD rigs no longer have SCBA in the cabs (last I knew and saw), making this a typical gear up process....

    Another version...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4XcmqP9KOI

    These guys decided to do and show us something that might work for some of somewhere....rather than consume oxygen in a La-z-boy recliner or video tape their blue lights....it might not be your preferred cup of tea, but its another trick and if nothing else, these guys are doing something productive.
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    Donning all your protective equipment without wasteing time is important. But having it on completely and properly is essential. If it takes one of my less experienced guys an extra 5-6-7 seconds I'd rather he take it and be properly protected when we go in harms way.
    Yes we might have to put a pack on this way quickly..but by the time we do the RIT ( that we always have ) will already be entering the building.
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    I dunno.

    I thought it was fun to watch.

    Glad to see they are interested in what they are doing and are having fun with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    Look at all the negative posts. Wow. No wonder there are not a lot of new brothers posting on here. You guys are too funny. Me get a life because I posted a video of someone donning a BA? These must be all those who can't done one in under a minute. Where did I say this is a great firefighter because he dons his ba in less than 30 seconds? This is a great "back to the basics" training topic. I posted it in this forum because there is not a training forum. I thought this was the most applicable. I guess you all were more busy and would rather talk about helmets.
    Who the hell do you think you're talking too? Most of the guys who responded to your idiotic post have more time backing into quarters than you have in the FD, son.

    I could teach my 13 yoa daughter to put an SCBA on in less than a minute. She is quite intelligent and athletic. But any similarity to her being a FF ends there. When I am sitting at the front door, I wouldn't mind wiating a few seconds for a good FF. He may be taking a little extra time sizing up the situation and developing a plan that may just save my ***. I'll say it again. It matters more what the FF does after he gets the SCBA on his back.

    Your initial post lectured us that we needed motivation to learn how to get dressed fasrter. You tacitly lionized this kid. Then you got spanked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fddd160 View Post
    Did you ever think you might have to put the scba on in this fashion when you were sitting in Rehab and just heard your friend fell through the floor. By putting the scba on many times gets one used to a certain order of donning. If there is a problem then a firefighter knows what to check.
    No, I didn't.

    If I was in Rehab, I would know that there was a RIT in place that was ready to deal with that prospect. I would make sure that my rehab was complete and then rejion my unit and get assigned. I wouldn't jump into my SCBA like I was Superman and freelance my way into the rescue. That's a good way to end up as a second victim.
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    That was pretty impressive, but I'd like to see him do that with MSA with a waist mounted regulator in 29 sec. The hose had to be as tight as possible to the regulator too.

    Im sure there is someone faster out there but this was just damn impressive.
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    Actually this is a skill that may become more necessary. Seems the powers to be want us seatbelted in. No SCBA in the passenger compartment and no riding with your helmets on your head or your lap. Next will be the bunker gear cant go on till you arrive on scene. Lawyers and insurance agents will make this necessary because you will have to make up the time once you arrive on scene.

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    Do you think they tighten the shoulder straps for firefighting? They didn't in the video. They obviously are well versed with their equipment, but I would be more impressed if they focused on doing it right instead of fast.

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    I agree with Mem34A, on the other hand at least they are doing "something". They aren't worrying about what color their helmets are painted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geinandputitout View Post
    I agree with Mem34A, on the other hand at least they are doing "something". They aren't worrying about what color their helmets are painted.
    OH man, that made me laugh.

    This obsession with helmets.... I better stop, I don't want to steal this thread. Lord knows we have enough helmet threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Who the hell do you think you're talking too? Most of the guys who responded to your idiotic post have more time backing into quarters than you have in the FD, son.

    I could teach my 13 yoa daughter to put an SCBA on in less than a minute. She is quite intelligent and athletic. But any similarity to her being a FF ends there. When I am sitting at the front door, I wouldn't mind wiating a few seconds for a good FF. He may be taking a little extra time sizing up the situation and developing a plan that may just save my ***. I'll say it again. It matters more what the FF does after he gets the SCBA on his back.

    Your initial post lectured us that we needed motivation to learn how to get dressed fasrter. You tacitly lionized this kid. Then you got spanked.

    Accept it. Deal with it.
    You obviously have some other issues at home because I have no idea how you have got so worked up over this. It is comical really. Lecturing you about donning a BA? Maybe you read another thread? It was meant to motivate others to go out and strive to be quicker at donning a BA. Why have you assumed a FF would not size up a structure just because he can don a BA quick? Do you not look at a structure as you approach it, and then don your BA when necessary which is typically at the door? Stop talking about your time on the job, and let your actions prove your worth respecting.

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