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Fireground Tricks of the Trade.....

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  • Jackofallspades
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    -Might sound silly but I keep a Propel electrolyte packet and a GU energy gel in the right trouser pocket of my bunkers. I use the electrolyte the first time we come out for rehab to replace aome
    of what I’ve sweated out. If it looks like we will be there for a while, I’ll suck down that energy gel. We don’t keep anything but water on our trucks so having some electrolytes and some sugar/carbs makes me feel much better for much longer on scene.

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  • mikeyboy411
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    Originally posted by FrFtr28 View Post
    When making the bottom cut on an enlarged opening, what is the best way to make the initial cut to keep the chainsaw from "jumping" to the side? Do you rev up the rpm's on the saw and force the saw in? Do you hold the saw at an angle?
    I teach that anytime the saw makes contact with the roof decking the saw is at full throttle. Insert the blade at a 45 degree angle and then immediately take the saw vertical. A sharp chain is also a must...

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  • fire49
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    a lot better than what I could do

    thanks

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  • 1OLDTIMER
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    Originally posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    I am NOT trying to be sarcastic for sure, but I will ask my granddaughter (a Junior in H.S.) if this is possible, and if I am able I will surely attempt to post a result.
    I don't know if this worked or not...?? :-)
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  • 1OLDTIMER
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    I am NOT trying to be sarcastic for sure, but I will ask my granddaughter (a Junior in H.S.) if this is possible, and if I am able I will surely attempt to post a result.

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  • fire49
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    Originally posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    I am sorry, but I have tried unsuccessfully. Maybe someone else (with more PC skills) could manage to do it for you. :-(
    thanks, yes need to find a six year old.

    I did not know if you needed a google account to do it.

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  • 1OLDTIMER
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    Originally posted by fire49 View Post
    Is there a way to print those pages??? I do not have a google account
    I am sorry, but I have tried unsuccessfully. Maybe someone else (with more PC skills) could manage to do it for you. :-(

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  • fire49
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    Originally posted by 1OLDTIMER View Post
    Here is another (sometimes forgotten) ole 'trick of the trade' that worked very well...from 1936

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Dds...epage&q&f=true
    Is there a way to print those pages??? I do not have a google account

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  • 1OLDTIMER
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    Using 'fog':

    Originally posted by yjbrody View Post
    Bump...

    I've always liked this thread, so it's time to bring it back for another round of tips.
    Here is another (sometimes forgotten) ole 'trick of the trade' that worked very well...from 1936

    http://books.google.com/books?id=Dds...epage&q&f=true

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  • yjbrody
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    Bump...

    I've always liked this thread, so it's time to bring it back for another round of tips.

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  • mikeyboy411
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    Door chocks...

    The next time you cut a lock, keep it. I have one that I keep in my turnout jacket and have used it numerous times to keep a door open. It works a couple of ways: 1) Turn the metal locking part that you cut and slide it over the hinges, turn the lock flat and the door will only close as thick as the lock is 2) For metal doors, flip the metal locking part (hooked part) over the top of the door and either the hooked part or the lock itself will come in contact with the jamb and hold the door.

    Another use for a cut lock is to use it similar to how the golf balls have been used here. Only, don't throw them as hard and make sure the Guys on the interior know what's happening. Works on auto side glass as well. I swing the lock by the locking part and hit the window in the corner, it's been pretty successful for me.

    I was gonna post how to use the lock as a "fist pack" for those ETOH folks that insist on a fight, but I don't work in that type of district anymore. LOL.

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  • mikeyboy411
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    Residential garage doors.....

    To open a residential garage door, make a hole with the point of the halligan, make the hole bigger by using the adze end and then still the forked in inside and slide it over the manual release for the door. Twist the halligan and it frees the door from the garage door opener's lifting mechanism.

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  • mikeyboy411
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    Regarding the fine particulate glass in the air topic that was brought-up, I've seen FDs that use shaving cream to stop this from occurring. How they've done it is, spray the cream and then use a reciprocating saw to cut the windshield. It seems to work for them.

    If I'm gonna work on a 2 1/2" for awhile, I'll "Q" it up (exposure loop) and sit on it with my legs crossed and place the hose line on the side hard rubber of my boots. It's never failed me, and requires no additional equipment. For lateral movement I'll attach a 1" tubular webbing to the hose using a larks foot and then take the large loop and put it around me. To raise all I have to do is lean back.

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    Oh and make you a starting point with the pike of the halligan wallowed out.

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  • slackjawedyokel
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    try using a cip saw for garage doors, make the "L" cut and shove a halligan under the bottom to give you enough space to finish the last of the cut. Try it sometime, it has worked well for me.

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