Fire Engineering Training Community

Where firefighters come to talk training

Truck Company Operations Discussions (37)

← Back to Truck Company Operations
Discussions Replies Latest Activity

Truck Officer 360/Hot Lap?

Should the Truck Officer of a four person truck perform a 360 of the fire building (size dependent) or should they begin searching with the…

Started by PJ Langmaid

6 Dec 21, 2008
Reply by Marques Bush

Searching behind the fire

How does your department address searching for savable victims behind the fire (meaning the area on the other side of the fire from the att…

Started by Jay Wieners

5 Nov 3, 2008
Reply by Michael Bricault (ret)

Light weight trusses and the glued finger joint trusses?

Question We all know the discussions around the table in the fire house over light weight trusses. Some guys fear them, Some guys respect t…

Started by Scott Kleinschmidt

2 Nov 2, 2008
Reply by Michael Bricault (ret)

Responsibilities and Considerations for the Truck Co. Senior Firefighter

Hey Truckies; Chris and I are interested in your thoughts on the roll and responsibilities of the senior firefighter in general and in a Tr…

Started by Michael Bricault (ret)

16 Oct 9, 2008
Reply by Michael Bricault (ret)

Ground Ladder SOP/SOG

I am looking to see what SOP/SOG's exist concerning ground ladder usage and maintenance. I am also looking to find out if anyone is using a…

Started by Mike Walker

1 Sep 27, 2008
Reply by Eric Gamble

The Art of "VES" Vent Enter Search

Chris was asking me about starting a forum on VES so, here it goes. VES is definately a great addition to your search strategies. It needs…

Started by Mark Gregory

27 Jun 20, 2008
Reply by Barry Aptt

Riding positions

Does anyone have a system or SOP of who rides where? what is their mission? what tools do they take/use? I am looking to establish riding a…

Started by Barry Aptt

2 May 28, 2008
Reply by Mark Gregory

Duties and Responsibilities of the Second-Due Truck Company

What are the expectations, duties, and responsibilities of the second-due truck company in your department? Are these duties clearly articu…

Started by Christopher A. Barry, Sr.

2 May 10, 2008
Reply by Mark Gregory

PPV Use and Mis-use!

In my department in the late 80's PPV came into play as another "tool" in our never ending toolbox. Over the years I have seen PPV used eff…

Started by Brian Arnold

17 Apr 30, 2008
Reply by Brian Arnold

Does your company/department work to maintain proficiency with fire extinguishers?

Remember that we're all expected to be professionals when it comes to utilizing fire extinguishers to achieve knock down and subsequent ext…

Started by Christopher A. Barry, Sr.

0 Apr 24, 2008


Policy Page


Our contributors' posts are not vetted by the Fire Engineering technical board, and reflect the views and opinions of the individual authors. Anyone is welcome to participate.

For vetted content, please go to

Fire Engineering Editor in Chief Bobby Halton
We are excited to have you participate in our discussions and interactive forums. Before you begin posting, please take a moment to read our policy page. -- Bobby Halton

Be Alert for Spam
We actively monitor the community for spam, however some does slip through. Please use common sense and caution when clicking links. If you suspect you've been hit by spam, e-mail

FE Podcasts

Check out the most recent episode and schedule of

© 2020   Created by fireeng.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service