Stretching & Operating the First Line

Tim Klett

This FireNote deals with Stretching & Operating the First Line. This topic is of utmost importance to all firefighters, since in many cases the first hand line is the ONLY handline until reinforcement arrive, which may take quiet awhile, especially in rural departments.

Contents include:

  • The Purpose of the First Line
  • Determining Line Size & Position
  • Estimating the Stretch
  • Strething the First Line
  • Engine Company Assignments
  • Engine Company Tools
  • Operating the First Line During Emergencies
  • Training for the Engine Company
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SpecificationsFire Department Training Network, 2004
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" softcover
88 pages, B&W photos
ISBN: 0-9719788-3-2

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