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    Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GrigsVI View Post
    Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?
    It is usually the member that the Officer says that will be on the nob. Most time it is someone who isn't new and that has some experience in firefighting. The new member is right behind that member and the Officer is behind the new member.

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    Hm, let me see...since I normally ride on a 3 person Quint, and I am the only firefighter, with an MPO and my Captain, I advanced the attack line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Hm, let me see...since I normally ride on a 3 person Quint, and I am the only firefighter, with an MPO and my Captain, I advanced the attack line.
    The ONE and ONLY advantage of a three person company. There is a rarely any fight for the line. Although, I've seen plenty of officers try and snatch it at the door!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBarnes View Post
    The ONE and ONLY advantage of a three person company. There is a rarely any fight for the line. Although, I've seen plenty of officers try and snatch it at the door!

    Once I have the line good luck getting it from me...
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    We always try to have the guy who's got the least amount of experience and who has had the most to drink prior to the call.

    It also helps if he's a free-lancer and doesn't have all of his PPE properly fastened and in place.


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    the truck takes the line while the engine goes to the roof

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    Gotta love the replies. Thanks for the insight, I'm seeing that its different strokes for different folks and depts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrigsVI View Post
    Gotta love the replies. Thanks for the insight, I'm seeing that its different strokes for different folks and depts.
    Pretty much brother,

    being new... ask the older guys for time... they should be more than willing to let you..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrigsVI View Post
    Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?
    It is everyone's responsibility on that specific engine company assigned that task. The company officer makes assignments that morning of who will be doing what jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrigsVI View Post
    Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?
    For a serious response, I always thought that it took the entire crew to advance a line. The nozzleman, the backup man and a the control man if staffing allows.

    As to who has the nozzle, unless I specifically want a certain person, or I have a young crew, I let the guys in the back work it out. Sometimes I will assign that to a certain person depending on the crew I have. So here it's up to the officer.

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