Education and Training
FULL LIST OF Education and Training Tips
Room of refuge–
Leave the apartment door slightly open for quick access.
Calling a mayday–
The sound of the PASS alarm will definitely get everybody's attention and will allow you to get your priority message through.
Maintain your nozzles–
Simple maintenance will extend the life of the nozzle and will make sure that it will work when needed.
Check and bleed nozzle before entering–
If inadequate volume and pressure are discovered at the door, this can be fixed quickly either by removing kinks or increasing the pump pressure.
Flush the hydrant–
It is important to fully open the hydrant to produce a full stream of water.
Get maximum hydrant water–
Avoid using a 2.5-inch to a 4- or 5-inch appliance — this will add considerable friction loss.
Turn off your PASS–
It is important to prevent these false activations, as they foster a culture of complacency.
Stage your equipment–
Doing this removes needed steps to start it once it is needed.
Listen first, then speak–
Sometimes listening goes further than trying to offer some type of answer.
Don't yell into radios–
Speak in a normal tone. It will come across much clearer.
Be a link in the safety chain–
The links of the chain show that everyone is involved in the chain of safety.
Be a good listener–
It is always better to use your ears than your mouth in communicating.
Check for bunk beds–
When conducting a search of bedrooms at a residence with children, feel above the bed to check for the upper part.
Set struts to 45 degrees–
To accomplished this, simply dragging the strut by the head with the base on the ground.
Be the spotter–
This will help build confidence and hopefully independence with the skill.
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