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Training on aquired house!
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Beck May 16, 2011.

Vehicle hood pop.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by russ hedge Aug 14, 2011.


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russ hedge replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"i would think the hood release is a great spot to go but like he said for some reason they "Could not access the hood release or the cable." i think we all hope we will go with that classic try before you pry thing. i have found taping up…"
Aug 14, 2011
Ron Ayotte replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"If the door was pinned but the window intact.. why not tape up the window, pop it with a punch, remove the window reach in and pull the hood release?   Why do we compicate things?"
Aug 14, 2011
Tom Burger replied to Craig Hicks's discussion Can you really PUSH fire through a structure?
"I am not a science guy. I can see the argument from both sides. However! I will tell you about a call I was on. We had a call for a house fire. I was on the first arriving engine. We had fire venting out the window of a single story house. D/A…"
Aug 3, 2011
russ hedge replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"this can always be challenging the 1 great thing we use is crash recovery software from Moditech. This way we can see where the battery is to get a more global view of the problem. When we can see all the vehicle safety systems and hazards on 1…"
Jul 12, 2011
Brian Jones replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"Dont know if this was brought up already so I apologize if it was. You take the halligan, break open the grill, most are plastic and go easily, this exposes the radiator and the hood latch cable connected to it.  Using the fork, put the latch…"
Jul 5, 2011
Shareef Abdu Nur replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"If the halligan and/or denver tool could not get the job done,I would have went with a K12.  I know you had fuel on the deck but if you were using your spreaders at the same time then perhaps a handline was charged and stretched anyways."
Jul 4, 2011
Tom Burger replied to Todd Jennings's discussion RIT Drills in the group COMPANY DRILLS
"I nwould also like a copy Brian. Thank You"
May 22, 2011
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May 22, 2011
Jake Beck replied to Tom Burger's discussion Training on aquired house!
"PJ is right. I would start w/ the less destructive drills and then move through to the more destructive ones. If you are planning on getting a significant # of burns after it is all completed, I would caution you to limit your destruction in the…"
May 16, 2011
P.J. Norwood replied to Tom Burger's discussion Training on aquired house!
"Tom, I went through the same thought process with a few vacant I had. Basically, I structured drills around the amount of damage that would be done. All of the drills that would involve little or no damage I did first ending with…"
May 16, 2011
Jake Beck replied to Tom Burger's discussion Training on aquired house!
"Tom -   I am back in the office in the a.m., I will send them over to you.   Good luck,    Jake"
May 16, 2011
Tom Burger replied to Tom Burger's discussion Training on aquired house!
"Eventually it will be a live burn. So I would like to see what you have. My email is Thank You!"
May 16, 2011
Jake Beck replied to Tom Burger's discussion Training on aquired house!
"Live fire? If so, make sure you fully understand the requirements of NFPA 1403 and have enough staff experienced w/ live fire to be able to pull it off safely.   If you are going the live fire route, I have a few class outlines/objectives of…"
May 15, 2011
Tom Burger posted a discussion

Training on aquired house!

I have some ideas. But I'm Looking for some input on how you would conduct a training on an aquired house. Step by step from start to finish. We are a paid on call volunteer department with two stations and 35 members. We should have this structure for about a month? We normally train on monday nights for two hours, but will more than likely do a couple 8 hr saturday trainings for this. I quess my biggest question is coming up with a structured plan to get the most out of this house. Basically…See More
May 15, 2011
Ocie D Nash Jr replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"Ron in my deptment we DO NOT have any kind of power type equipment, not even a manual portapower, though we could use one, with almost no extra resorces for buying extras we would like to have, we spend most on keeping what we have working etc... we…"
Mar 23, 2011
Ron Goodnough replied to Tom Burger's discussion Vehicle hood pop.
"In all honesty anytime I see someone slamming away at the hood with a halligan & ax it makes me want to take out a stop watch and grab a seat. Quickest way I've found is to use a halligan to make a purchase point for a PortaPower…"
Mar 23, 2011

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At 7:06pm on March 15, 2011, Jim Duffy said…

Tom Thanks for your interest

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I think search, Command,Ventilation & fire attack will be a graet addition to anuy FDs collection they are exciting and educational  They were a blast to make nad a lot of hard work They should help keep your folks safe  These videos were made with a group of carreer and volunteer departments   Please forward to other departments

At 12:49am on February 22, 2009, Eddie Rogers said…
Hey Tom, just wanted to drop you a line and say welcome to the site and thanks for posting to the group. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on RIT training, and any SOP/SOG's. We are looking to make this a more standard practice when at structure fires. We are starting to look at RIT equipment and need some practical drills and training scenerios. If you could be of any help I would appreciate it.

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