Often the most needed intervention when rescuing a downed firefighter is the application of air. In this skills training, you will learn the intricacies of applying air to the downed firefighter in four different methods. The methods are not so much chronological but rather each of them remedies a specific issue.
All too often firefighters have been taken out of hazardous buildings, stripped of their gear. In this video, you will learn how to package a down firefighter implementing our altered P.A.C.E. methodology
Firefighter Drags – Gauntlet
The situation that is presented will dictate how you will be able to drag the downed firefighter. Learn multiple drags and how to incorporate all of them in the Drag Gauntlet.
The time to devise an entry plan is not when the Mayday has been transmitted. Learn the needed sequence and skills such as; firefighter entry order, tool assignments, and rope management in this bread-and-butter video.
Victim Window Lifts & Ladder Carries
Most often the way out of the IDLH atmosphere is not the way you entered. Learn multiple ways to lift a downed firefighter out of a window and carry them out on a ladder. These skills will soon become your new plan “A”.
Firefighter down in a basement and the stairs are still intact? Learn the firefighter up the stairs removal technique to take the downed firefighter quickly to safety with the; 1-Firefighter, 2-firefighter & 3-firefighter methods. Also, included is how to safely take the firefighter downstairs.
Cork Screw Lower
Removing a downed firefighter into the safe haven of the stairwell is not enough. The downed firefighter needs to be in the care of emergency medical personnel as soon as possible. With the elevators out of service, this could be a tedious task. Learn two ways to descend multiple flights of stairs while avoiding the stairs and landings to move the firefighter to the ground floor where help can be rendered.
Confined Space Window Lift (Denver Drill)
When a downed firefighter is found in a narrow aisleway that makes a conventional window lift unachievable, learn two ways to accomplish the popular “Denver Drill” in this video.
Learn how to accomplish a window lift from the outside with the High Anchor Haul. With the proper equipment and technique, windows lifts have never been this effective.
When the closest means to safety is out the window, but there is no ladder present – perform “Lowering”. By using all equipment out of your pockets, you will be able to safely lower the downed firefighter out of the IDLH.
Sub-Floor Rescue- Hose (Nance Drill)
When a firefighter falls through the floor into the basement, learn how to accomplish a sub-floor rescue of an uninjured as well as an unconscious firefighter utilizing the hose line.
Sub-Floor Rescue- Rope (Nance Drill)
Utilizing the rope in your pocket, learn how to accomplish a sub-floor rescue of an uninjured as well as an unconscious firefighter that has fallen through the floor into the basement.
Flat Roof Removals
Learn three ways to accomplish the removal of a firefighter that has become ill or injured on a flat roof.
Firefighter Stuck in Roof
Firefighter partially fallen through the roof! Learn how to use your equipment to create a quick-thinking mechanical advantage to rescue your fellow brother/sister firefighter.
Peak Roof Removals
With the leading cause of firefighter fatality being a heart attack, this event could happen anywhere. Whether a medical event or trauma, learn how to quickly remove a firefighter from a peaked roof.
Utilizing the 6-sided approach to rescuing a downed firefighter, learn how to efficiently gain access through unconventional manners.
Communicating a MAYDAY when under survival stress needs to be simplistic and not mentally exhausting. Learn When Things Go Bad’s way to relay the most efficient MAYDAY.
Disorientation on the fireground is far too common. Learn how to reorientate yourself when you become disorientated in this “meat and potato” video.
Naked SCBA Drill- Reading Couplings-Skip Breathing
Knowing your most important piece of equipment (SCBA) is vital on the fire ground for a successful outcome. As you remedy all the issues that could go wrong during an air emergency you will also accomplish a reorientation technique (reading couplings) as well as decreasing your heart rate with the “skip breathing” technique.
Disentanglement w/ Low Profile Maneuvers
Having a successful plan eliminates anxiety. Learn four ways to successfully extricate yourself while being entangled. These techniques will allow you to remain calm while you execute the proper survival skill.
What to carry in your pockets
WTGB advocates carrying the least amount of equipment with the most amount of application. Learn what is the essential tools to carry for you to be the most self-sufficient firefighter on the fireground.
Wall Breaching w/ Low Profile Maneuvers
Whether it is to save yourself or access an unconventional means of egress to rescue a downed firefighter, learn the most productive way to gain access while breaching drywall and lath and plaster walls.
Drywall Ladder Climb
Learning this firefighter survival skill will add another option when dealing with a sub-floor rescue.
Needing to bailout and there is not a ladder present? Learn how to remove yourself with the rope slide!
Head first Ladder Bail Out w/ Window Hang
Executing a head first ladder bail safely is paramount when the need arises. Understand how to accomplish this needed skill during this training video. Also, learn the window hang; head first ladder bail out conversation.