Training for Illicit Discharges
Under the S: Drive, there is a video and word document titled "Training for Illicit Discharges". Please go and review both as a crew, and then discuss. It is MANDATORY that all members complete and document this training.Log efforts into Firehouse under AEA:DISCHARGE.
Watch and discuss the following videos about the new flare system. Once you receive them, make sure to practice deploying them.
Hose Handling Techniques
Make sure to get out and continue to practice the moves taught by Captain Colleran in the hose class: clamp, clamp slide, hip grip, transition, push, more/less hose, back wall, and pick me up. Try to get out and practice these at least three times this month.
Log efforts into Firehouse under AEA:WATER DELIVERY.
Quad Cities Burns - Lessons Learned
Here are a few points learned from the live burns conducted last month:
- First in officer must actively listen for the incoming BC so as to transfer command.
- All Officers must continuously actively listen to radio traffic so as to know when command establishes a Alpha, Charley, or Interior division. Once that occurs officers may report to a different person other than command.
- Carrollton, Addison, and Farmers Branch communicate using the Blue Card system. Coppell does not AND will still pass command.
- We continue to struggle with accountability. Help each other remember your passports and do whatever it takes (passport in helmet, in glove, with TIC, etc.) to participate in the accountability system.
- The other cities use a triple load for their crosslays.