Fire Academy Class 53 - Week 2
class="paragraph">hi everyone welcome back again this is Ryan love with unified
fireauthority out here in magna Utah bringing you
weeknumber two of her crew camp for
classnumber 53 we've got a great video for you this
weeklet's get to it today you're gonna go over building construction with chief Rhodes building construction is a huge piece okay this is something is very very very important we will teach you
firebehavior we will teach you all those things but we also need to be students of building construction I want you to pay attention I want you to ask questions okay you need to learn this stuff you need to continue learning this stuff after this keep up on your building construction understood yes
class53 hi my name is Micah Stratton I'm a paramedic with unified
FireAuthority I had the task of teaching the recruits about their personal protective equipment which consisted of a lecture portion and some PowerPoint and this
weekfinally we've actually gotten out and gotten into the gear so what we learned in the
classroom was the different materials that the protective gear is made out of specifically the turnout jacket the three layers it looks like there's only two but this inner layer functions as both air trapping like a thermal layer to keep heat in as well as a moisture barrier so that all of your your sweat and products of work aren't heated up by the outside environment and then covered by a really thick and tough Nomex exterior and we also...
class="paragraph">have our turnout pants that have the same makeup so after orienting the recruits to some of the hard facts and numbers of turnouts like temperatures that they might start failing at and then temperatures of conditions we might be wearing them in we've been practicing now putting the turnouts on for time so the expectation is that the recruit will be able to put all their personal protective equipment on their boots turnout pants coat helmet as well as their gloves in 45 seconds have it all on correctly which includes no gaps showing skin and zippers coupled correctly all the velcro being done and ready to go to work on a
firein that 45 seconds so as they're working on getting their times better they know this is something that they're going to be held to that standard throughout the entire camp so it's not just today this
weekbut for the duration while they're here 45 seconds is the expectation and as they're getting comfortable also using their air packs and their face masks tomorrow will be the first day that we take them into a live burn we've had a building construction lecture from chief Rhodes this morning and we're gonna be taking a look at the difference between conventional construction floor joists and modern lightweight construction floor joists so it'll be a great opportunity for the recruits to synthesize their building construction lecture that they've had today as well as all the practice that they've had with their...
class="paragraph">PPE and bringing it into a live-
fireinviting them for the first time you hello I'm Jay honey with unified
fireAuthority today we have all the new recruits out here at our tower doing brand new introductions to SCB a self-contained breathing apparatus the SCBA is vital to to what we do as
firefighters in protecting us from breathing harmful gases fumes all the off gases anything that
firecreates that's detrimental to your respiratory system so today we're covering the new introduction to these packs with these students and showing them how they work how they function and how imperative they're to to their safety on the
firescene the main components to this pack are that it gets turned on it has a very complex system in it computer-aided to give us really great readings once we turn this on we can tell temperatures of the
fireand the environment we're in it gives us a readout of how many pounds of air we have and you can surmise how long that that'll last name
firebased on once again your exertion level this will give us warning advanced warning systems of when that airs going out there's some rudimentary systems such as a good old-fashioned belt this will ding when when the when the air gets below a certain point and warn us that we're about out of air in case the electronics and the gauges all fail but we have some analog gauges too that are far less likely to fail but in this complex system that I mentioned before also gives us the...
class="paragraph">ability to have communications so in this pack we'll come with our mouth through this through this face piece and it will actually communicate to our radios through bluetooth so we can communicate on the
fireground so people can understand what we're saying and we don't actually have to lift up a radio to our mouth so it's a it's very imperative to what we do on the
fireground especially here at training and out in the real world all right when everybody to pay attention when you take that mask off I mean how good that feels to you everything that's what we're always trying to get to only us but everybody else that we're going to say this is a wonderful thing to breathe breathing right now right today is day five man recruit camp today was a building construction lecture and we had a lecture this morning in the
classroom kind of taught them about building construction how homes were built residences are built and things like that and then we decided that we would bring them out here this afternoon we did some mopped up floors out of basically residential materials so we did a conventional build from so what we had kind of in the 70s and 80s and then we built one that is basically built with in the 90s 2000s 2010's 20s right we've got the OSB gusset plates things like that so we put those floors in there we mock those up and then up underneath we put some Excelsior and lit both of those
fires at the same time and...
class="paragraph">then we kind of showed the recruits inside what it looked like as far as how both of those floors will hold up to the modern
fireenvironment and it was it was pretty good for them to see that today's construction doesn't hold up very well and I think right now don't the look in there I believe it's still standing actually I think it just fell down so we've probably been burning now for about 25-30 minutes and that just fell down and the other one is complete and ash so it was good for them to see it also simulated the heat that they are going to experience here in camp and in operations when they get out into the modern
fireenvironment so I think for them a lot of them were big wide-eyed they didn't realize how hot it could be and how fast things can change in a hurry we had really good visibility there was a little bit of smoke but it was good we walked each company through kind of showed them the progression of those floors and how they burned out from the start the middle and then the end so that's kind of where we ended up today with that hey it's sean garrett training specialist here out of our USA strains our got the coop last 53 working on holes management skills tack line deployment you will see that behind me the things that were working on is deploying the attack line to the objective and then call for water and then making their way from the access point be in the front door up into the upstairs bedroom in a timely manner where a...
class="paragraph">lot of our recruits this is the first time that they've had their hands on any of this so they're finding out that it's very physical very demanding fighting through the different challenges that it takes to manage a holster the building once we get a few reps in we show them a few tips and tricks as far as holes medical goes spatial awareness and it hopefully will lead to them appreciating how hard it can be and the tips and tricks that will teaching them about here you see over here we have a couple sloshed pipes that we feel full of water we also have them as teams of two maneuver these pipes through the building and at any time a recruit touches a wall with the pipes and they have to start over similar to a video game that they're probably all familiar with playing so it's been really good so far the recruits are working their butts off this is about 1 and 1/2
weekinto it they're tired they're dragging ass you can tell that the PT sessions are catching up to them but this is what it's all about no matter how tired you are they have to get in there and they have to perform and we're seeing progress through each and every rep that we see them deploy these attack lights hey chat pate here with unified
class53 we're out here today doing endless hose day the recruits are out pulling every inch of hose off of our engine they're making sure that they're familiar with the way that they're deployed and they're...
class="paragraph">also familiarizing yourself their selves with how much hose that we carry on the engine and realizing how far it may stretch we've had them pull off all the large diameter hose which we have a thousand feet of so we've had them pull that off and it can't even get to the road without having to pull more off it's eye-opening for them to see how far they can actually get from a hydrant to the
firebut also some of their limitations if they have a long way that they have our forward lay that they're making identifying when I'm almost out of hose they've also been pulling they pulled four hundred feet of three-inch and they pull two hundred feet of an attack line two and a half inch which gassed them it's great to see that they're putting in the effort but there are also familiarize themselves with minute man's with single loop folds and then to top it off we're taking all our cross legs off as well 200 feet of inch and 3/4 they're pulling double loops or pulling single loops they're they're hose flipping they're doing shoulder loads they're giving it all off the engine one to familiarize themselves with deployments but then also two to get themselves aware of what what that hose is how far they can get like I said and to warn anything give them a little appreciation for the amount of equipment that they actually do carry on these engines we're gonna keep doing this today we're doing this multiple times...
class="paragraph">they've got four engines out here you do the math it's a it's a lot of hose and so they're gonna by the time the days over Sun will be down and they're gonna be exhausted but this is this is the appreciation they will have for engine work and the amount of effort it takes to get all this hose off the engine thanks for watching that concludes our video for