Review the following videos and answer the questions:
1. Who is assigned the “Irons” or “Bar” position on your first alarm assignment?
2. List EVERY tool the forcible entry (FE) firefighter (FF) should carry when he dismounts the apparatus for an alarm investigation at a multiple dwelling.
3. Are these tools mounted near the riding position of the FE FF?
4. Who is the FF on your first alarm who is designated to use the axe to drive the halligan while the FE FF holds the halligan in place? What tools should he or she carry? Are they mounted immediately adjacent to that riding position for quick access?
5. Will a Rabbit tool (hydraulic forcible entry HFT) work on a door with angle iron shields?
6. How would you defeat an inward opening door with angle iron shields that cover the entire length of the door? What if another piece of angle iron (or a “U” channel) was attached to the door frame and thus prevented placing the fork of the halligan between the frame and the angle iron attached to the door?
7. Is it acceptable to attack the hinge side of an apartment door in a multiple dwelling? Why or why not?
8. At multiple dwelling fires is it standard practice in your department to force an adjacent apartment door before forcing the fire apartment door? What might be an advantage of doing this?
9. Will a Rabbit (HFT) tool work on outward opening door? What does an outward opening door in a multiple dwelling suggest to you?
10. What do bolt heads projecting through a door suggest?
11. Should the fork bevel be against or away from the door? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each position?
12. Some departments order halligan tools that are longer than the standard 30” length for increased leverage. What is a serious disadvantage of longer tools?
Also on FirefightersEnemy …
- Tools for a Purpose – March 14, 2012
- The Purpose – December 5, 2011
- Company Drill: Standpipe Operations – November 29, 2012
- The Long Stretch and Push – April 9, 2012