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"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations


"Outside The Box" Engine Company Operations

Engine Company work is often viewed as easy or not as fulfilling as "Truck Company work". This is absolutely not the case and some very "high speed" Engine Companies go to work everyday in very tough and arduous environments. They are only successful by relying on their relentless training, personal experiences and hunger to progress in the engine world.

This group is geared toward Engine Company tactics that use "outside the box" thinking to accomplish. Its purpose is to exchange information that will help others that view the discussions, posts and pictures. 

Location: Kentland, Maryland, USA
Members: 180
Latest Activity: Oct 20, 2020


Discussion Forum

Going The Distance 8 Replies

While teaching and/or visiting a number of fire departments throughout the United States, I always make it a point to check out the Engine Company's hose loads and available lengths (pre-connected or not). One thing that seems to be common is that…Continue

Tags: Attack, Distance, Question, Plan, Length

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by zachary wolf Nov 19, 2014.

Hose Racks 2 Replies

Many say that your company will be judged on your ability to recover at a significant incident. Hose Racks, although often used for stand-pipe operations, can be a life saver when needed to extend a line, no matter the environment (high-rise or…Continue

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by Justin Renner Sep 14, 2013.

Innovative Ideas For "Making The Stretch" 1 Reply

The fire service is a great place with an enormous amount of talent. In this discussion, post photos of "outside the box" ideas for stretching attack lines. Whether it involves obstacles, getting to upper floors, using alternative access, etc.…Continue

Started by Chief Anthony Kelleher. Last reply by Timothy Patrick McCloskey Aug 24, 2013.

Chief Halton thanks for the invite

Tony I will join, but you and I both know the tower is where it's at!  LOL. BTW good forum Continue

Started by David Polikoff Aug 22, 2013.

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Comment by Jason Hoevelmann on August 22, 2013 at 10:54am

Thanks for starting this and I look forward to some great discussion!

Comment by Skip Coleman on August 22, 2013 at 9:23am

Good topic Tony.  It would be interesting to ask members "What their Box" looks like. DO they never use PPA?  Do they strictly use PPA?  Do they strictly use Transitional Fire Attack? I would be interested in seeing what the size of the "go-to" initial attack line is in the US today.  

Comment by David Jurado on August 22, 2013 at 8:12am
Outstanding. Thank you
Comment by Bobby Halton on August 22, 2013 at 7:56am
Tony, Looks like a great forum hope you dont mind I invited my friends to join!

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