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    Default SOG's for Class 6 engines

    My FD is attempting to develop SOG's for three new Class 6 engines. Two of the engines are in rural areas and the other is in an urban interface area. All of these engines have front bumper nozzles that you can remote start and operate from the cab. Our drivers seem to forget about the hose on the back of the trucks and put the engines in places that they do not need to be. This has caused several backing accidents and damage to all of the trucks. Thank you in advance for any help that is provided.

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    Next to the big ditch


    I'll have to look around and find our SOG's, but as far as backing... If you can't easily turn around in an area, back in, you want to be able to get out in a hurry. Always park facing out, that way you don't have to try and turn around in a hurry. When backing up we are always required to have a spotter, that way you don't have to worry about hitting something.

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    Post Class 6 or Type 6

    National wildland coordinating group.

    A type 6 engine minimum standards are as follows.

    Pump GPM 50

    Tank Size 200 Gallons

    Hose 1 1/2 300'

    Hose 1" 300'

    Mininmum staff 2

    S.O.G.s on type 6 engine operations can be pulled from wildland
    urban interface training programs.

    Some big difference in structural protection during wildfires follow.

    1.Back the engine into position to allow for a quick escape.

    2.Roll all window glasses and close vents up to prevent a embers from enter the cab of the truck.

    3.Rapid hose line deployment for attack and retreat.

    4.Saving some water for self protection.

    5.Do not park under powerlines and beware of load limlts on bridges.

    6.Fire shelters should be with the engine,one for each of the crew.

    7.All engines working on or near roadways should warn motorists of their presence with signs and flares.Smoke cover highways can be deadly.

    8.Park engines on the side of the roadway away from oncoming fire to reduce heat exposure on equipment and allow others to pass.DO NOT BLOCK ROADWAYS they maybe used by others escaping the area.

    9.Remember fire trucks can be fuel for a wildfire also.

    If some of your type 6 engine will be asigned structural protection,you may look at running a type 1 or 2 engine with the smaller engine for additional equipment and manpower.

    The rule thumb for water supply is two water tankers/tenders per structure,unless spaced < 50' apart.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by coldfront; 01-16-2005 at 08:01 PM.
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    MembersZone Subscriber ramseycl's Avatar
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    Next to the big ditch


    Along with what coldfront said, we keep 1/4 tank of water for engine protection. There should be fire shelters on the truck, but every crew member must have a shelter on their pack and with them when they are away from the truck.

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