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    Thanks Vinnie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erics99
    Thanks Vinnie.
    Anytime Eric99.....

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    Those are some good methods Vinnie but no matter how you do it a basement fire can be a real pain in the arse. More often than not the bottom of those cellar entrances, especially the ones at street level are a disaster at the bottom. Hell I'm a relatively small guy and I have difficulty moving through all the stuff with the can or the irons. Not to mention half the time the steps are so shoddy that they break when you step on them. But like you said basically just have to get down there as quick as possible. Being in the truck; our company policy is that whenever we have a fire in the basement of a commercial building; we take the search rope with us and we work as a team. There is way to much stock and god only knows what else to be doing searches all over on your own. Find the fire quickly and get water on it. Other wise its off to the races. Most of the commercial occupancies in my area are located on the ground floor of the tenements so if you don't get it quick it can be a long tour.
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    Anyone ever hear of a cellar nozzle? Guess not, haven't heard it mentioned in this thread. Anyway, I would suggest you attack with a line you can move and work fast with, 1 3/4". If you're lucky and have windows to the basement break them from the outside of the structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DugdogFiredog
    Anyone ever hear of a cellar nozzle? Guess not, haven't heard it mentioned in this thread. Anyway, I would suggest you attack with a line you can move and work fast with, 1 3/4". If you're lucky and have windows to the basement break them from the outside of the structure.

    That's b/c a celler nozzle such as the Breslan takes to much time to set up on an initial attack. Cutting through the floor is an extremely time consuming task. And if that floor is made of concrete....good luck.

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    Good point VinnieB

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