Thread: Quint Ops

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    Loxley, Baldwin County, Alabama

    Question Quint Ops

    My department recently purchased a quint. We have never had a truck with a ladder before and I am worried that the ladder will go to waste. Right now it is slated to be second due on all structure fires. That would put it in a good position for truck work. The problem is that only one officer in my department has every worked with an ariel apparatus. He is our training officer so that's a good start, but I would like to know if anyone could give me some good advice or point me to somewhere I could find some.

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    Mar 2001
    Pt. Beach, NJ


    Well, in all honesty, you're kind of late. Once the truck was approved for purchase, you should have begun training. Look for Truck/Ladder classes at local academies, mutual aid drill with nearby companies that have ladders, etc. To have a truck like this come into your firehouse with no one really knowing it's uses is going to lead to a waste of the ladder. You're going in the right direction now, keep it up. Again, try neighboring departments, someone has to have a ladder somewhere nearby. Try and do some training drills with them.

    Good luck and enjoy your truck.
    "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?

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