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FireRescue1 Tips

FireRescue1 offers tactical tips and safety tips aimed at helping fire and rescue personnel better deal with the difficult and dangerous situations they encounter daily. Submitted by both industry experts and FireRescue1 members, these tips provide valuable tactical guidance based on real-world experience.

Before raising ladders, speak an 'all clear', Notch the eaves to prevent ladder slips, Like ice, leaves a hazard for fire trucks, Beware of leaf-blanketed hazards, Check for chain saw slack, Firefighting saws: Easier cold-starting , 8 Simple Rules for Applying to AFG, Choosing battery- or gas-powered saw, How to hold a rotary saw, Do not rely on a winch to stabilize a vehicle, Safe practices when stacking air bags, Choose and inspect extrication air bags, Safe winch operations, How to reposition a ground ladder, Use 2 hands going from aerial to roof, Use roof ladders for orientation, 2 roof ladder ventilation tactic, Wash SCBA regulator to prevent disease spread, Inspect drag rescue device after every cleaning, Refresh the air in stored SCBA bottles,


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