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  • #16
    Gotta love the replies. Thanks for the insight, I'm seeing that its different strokes for different folks and depts.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by GrigsVI View Post
      Gotta love the replies. Thanks for the insight, I'm seeing that its different strokes for different folks and depts.
      Pretty much brother,

      being new... ask the older guys for time... they should be more than willing to let you..

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      • #18
        Originally posted by GrigsVI View Post
        Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?
        It is everyone's responsibility on that specific engine company assigned that task. The company officer makes assignments that morning of who will be doing what jobs.

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        • #19
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          Last edited by thanojon; 11-02-2010, 02:51 PM.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by GrigsVI View Post
            Im a noobie wondering who has the responsibility of advancing the hose into the burning building, and is it something that changes?
            For a serious response, I always thought that it took the entire crew to advance a line. The nozzleman, the backup man and a the control man if staffing allows.

            As to who has the nozzle, unless I specifically want a certain person, or I have a young crew, I let the guys in the back work it out. Sometimes I will assign that to a certain person depending on the crew I have. So here it's up to the officer.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by thanojon View Post
              What i am used to and am being taught in our academy: We run most on 3 man engine company's: Back step has the nozzle, officer is backup on the line and the driver stays with the rig and deals with water supply. Once water supply is secured then the driver may go interior.
              I agree with everything except for the driver going interior. I want the driver close enough to the rig that he can deal with unexpected water supply problems. That doesn't mean that he can't go throw a ladder or set up PPV quickly, but I want him to be able to hear changes in the pump sound.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Jonnee View Post
                It is usually the member that the Officer says that will be on the nob. Most time it is someone who isn't new and that has some experience in firefighting. The new member is right behind that member and the Officer is behind the new member.

                Shouldnt you have the new guy on the nozzle with an experienced guy behind him, guiding? Hows the kid to learn?

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