Truck Co Operations

Engine Company Size-Up & IAP Development

05/01/2010 Greg Jakubowski discusses the importance of a proper size-up, noting that engine companies are often tasked with this responsibility in addition to performing initial fireground operations. He discusses the importance of getting a thorough look at the fire building, and not making assumptions based on first impressions. He then lists questions and key elements that must be considered if you’re the first-arriving unit and have to develop an incident action plan.

Know the Role of the First-Due Truck Company

04/01/2010 Jim McCormack explains the basic duties for any first-due truck company, detailing what every truckie should know about size-up, forcible entry, search and rescue, ventilation and laddering—and the timeline associated with each of these duties.

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