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    Default Firefighting knots!

    What type of knots are usually needed for firefighter and rescue work?

    The only one I know by heart is the bowline... I know there's a bunch of others...

    I haven't started FF1 classes yet, but I'd like to have certain things memorized before I show up! Thanks!


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    Get the Essentials manual. There is a whole section on knot tying, what each knot is used for and how to tie it.

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    Bowline, figure-8, figure-8 with follow through, figure-8 on a bight, becket bend, clove hitch, square knot, half hitch, and my favorite - the handcuff knot

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    Add the Munter hitch and Over-hand safety
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    The thing that I did on the river was learn a few good knots and not the whole manual.I figured out quickly which I used more often and forgot about the rest.
    That worked for me instead of confusing myself,which isn't all that hard to do to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baileydonk
    Bowline, figure-8, figure-8 with follow through, figure-8 on a bight, becket bend, clove hitch, square knot, half hitch, and my favorite - the handcuff knot

    You hit the nail on the head.
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    The only one I remember is the Absolutely knot

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    Cool!
    Thank you all !

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    anybody have a link for an animation of the proper way to tie the prusik loops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HFRH28
    anybody have a link for an animation of the proper way to tie the prusik loops?
    If you go to http://www.animatedknots.com
    and look under "Climbing Knots", there's an animated Prusik Knot.
    Not sure if that's the same thing as a Prusik Loop.

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    Look under the climbing section. The knot was created primarily for climbing.
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    The loop used in this picture is what i refered to as the prusik loop. Looking for the proper way to mate the two ends.
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    Nevermind the above... it's the Tripple Fisherman's bend
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    Quote Originally Posted by baileydonk
    Bowline, figure-8, figure-8 with follow through, figure-8 on a bight, becket bend, clove hitch, square knot, half hitch, and my favorite - the handcuff knot
    When you can tie those, practice with firefighting gloves on...then with your eyes closed...then with your eyes closed and firefighting gloves on...then behind your back...then behind your back with firefighting gloves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HFRH28
    anybody have a link for an animation of the proper way to tie the prusik loops?


    http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php and then look for prusik, you will have to scroll down a little.

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