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This video demonstrates various methods for clearing windows and some, (NOT ALL) of the options for establishing an anchor when deploying a Personal Escape System. During training always utilize fall arrest protection when practicing from any elevation. This should include both a belay line and full body harness. None of the anchoring techniques shown in this video should ever be deployed in a real life emergency without first learning and practicing them in a safe and controlled environment. Not every technique will work in every situation and not every anchoring option available is shown in this video. Regardless of the...

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Often times we are faced with limited staffing on our engine companies. The bear craw method allows for a rapid method for interior hose line advancement up a set of stairs.  

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Time management is a major component in RIT. This training tip offers a solution to retracing your RIT Search Team's path and getting the downed firefighter out sooner.  

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Overhaul and checking for extension are discussed at great lengths in classrooms and presentations. However, they are probably the two tactics least likely performed during hands-on training. It isn’t difficult to create a prop that holds pieces of drywall on a wall or ceiling, allowing firefighters to practice overhaul techniques. Unfortunately, purchasing drywall sheets is very expensive and can quickly deplete any training budget. Some fire academies take students out to buildings slated for demolition and practice their overhauling and opening-up skills. This type of training is realistic, and students can quickly see and learn the tasks that lie ahead...

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