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Fire Tools Tips
Use your body
Using your body to help hold the saw will extend the endurance of your muscles. ...
Use the peak of the roof
Even though we start the saw on the ground, we cannot carry it up the ladder with it running. ...
Use gravity when working with a saw
Too many firefighters rely on using their own power to work the saw. ...
Stop the blade
Stopping the blade needs to be done manually by pressing it against a piece of material. ...
Avoid passing a saw blade first
The blade will spin freely on its own until it comes to a complete stop due to a loss of momentum or being buried in material. ...
Run saws at full throttle
When the throttle is wide open, the two stroke engine will deliver maximum performance. ...
Inspect the pull chord
Replace the chord when signs of wear and tear are present. This can be easily done by following the manufacturer's instructions. ...
Release the chain brake
As needed as this device is, it can sometimes be the cause of clutch failure thus leading to the saw not working at all. ...
Power saw safety
The proper use, care and maintenance of power saws are critical to the success of safe forcible entry operations. Power saws are our "go to" tools in many operations on the ...
Operational considerations in winter weather
Remember that combustible gas meters may not work properly or will take longer to warm up in cold weather... ...
Tackling car fires
Various methods exist to open the hood of the vehicle on fire; the key is to ensure that the hoseline crew is ready to extinguish the fire when the hood is opened... ...
Electric shut-off procedures
Fire departments must establish preplanned emergency responses with local utility companies and train firefighters to do the electric shut-off procedures... ...
Chainsaw safety
Chainsaw safety is the job of every saw operator, and proper PPE should always be used when handling or working around chainsaws. These include: Eye protection- approved goggles or ...