7 knots you need to learn for NFPA 1001 skill sheet
Video tutorials are a great way to learn the knots for NFPA 1001 skill set
NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications requires firefighters to tie each of these seven knots: bowline knot, clove hitch, figure of eight on a bight, half hitch, becket/sheet bend, overhand safety knot and water knot, while operating on a simulated fireground. Candidates are given appropriate and adequate rope to complete the task.
Refer to the following videos for a tutorial on how to tie each of the knots.
1. How to tie a bowline knot
2. How to tie the clove hitch knot
3. How to for the figure eight on a bight
4. How to tie a half hitch
5. How to form the becket or sheet bend
6. How to tie the overhand safety knot
7. How to tie a water knot
Learn more about NFPA codes and standards here.
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This article, originally published in 2017, has been updated.