Thread: Backing the door
09-19-2011, 04:37 PM #1
Backing the door
To some degree I know this is a dumb question before I ask so here goes...
My department (along with several smaller departments in the area) teaches the use of a FF using the body (buttocks/hip) to "back" or "control" a door while another minion uses the spreaders to pop the door.
In the eight or nine full length extrication classes I have attended in the ten+ years I've been in the fire service, I can only recall being told not to do that....
Comments, please... And do not be afraid to get ugly with this, I've got tough skin...(besides, I'm not usually on the tools.)A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments
09-19-2011, 05:14 PM #2
We wrap a loop of webbing around the door. That controls it from whatever leaning on it will do. If it should pop open far, the webbing stops it from recoiling. If it pops off the car...good.
Ask the guys that are backing the door...what are they trying to accomplish?
See if there are better answers for what they come up with."This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?
09-19-2011, 07:09 PM #3
Your solution is the general theme of what I've been taught.
The "backing" the door is an idea that has been pushed by upper management since the mid-eighties... It is kind of an entrenched idea.A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments
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