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  • DarkStarr
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    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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  • Eng34FF
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    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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  • Eng34FF
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    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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  • thanojon
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    ..............................................
    Last edited by thanojon; 11-02-2010, 02:51 PM.

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  • BKDRAFT
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    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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  • BW21
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    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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  • GrigsVI
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    Gotta love the replies. Thanks for the insight, I'm seeing that its different strokes for different folks and depts.

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  • DFurtman
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    My engine has jobs assigned to the seat.. Plugman rides behind the driver, Nozzleman rides behind the officer.

    -Damien

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  • BW21
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    ... the best way to get the knob is to walk up to the guy sitting at the door and knock his regulator off and jank it from him :-P

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  • nameless
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    the truck takes the line while the engine goes to the roof

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  • downstate_firefighter
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    We always try to have the guy who's got the least amount of experience and who has had the most to drink prior to the call.

    It also helps if he's a free-lancer and doesn't have all of his PPE properly fastened and in place.

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  • FyredUp
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    Originally posted by MBarnes View Post
    The ONE and ONLY advantage of a three person company. There is a rarely any fight for the line. Although, I've seen plenty of officers try and snatch it at the door!

    Once I have the line good luck getting it from me...

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  • MBarnes
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    Originally posted by FyredUp View Post
    Hm, let me see...since I normally ride on a 3 person Quint, and I am the only firefighter, with an MPO and my Captain, I advanced the attack line.
    The ONE and ONLY advantage of a three person company. There is a rarely any fight for the line. Although, I've seen plenty of officers try and snatch it at the door!

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  • FyredUp
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    Hm, let me see...since I normally ride on a 3 person Quint, and I am the only firefighter, with an MPO and my Captain, I advanced the attack line.

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  • Jonnee
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    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 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.

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