Training Videos


The Nozzle Forward 2016 FDIC promo video

The Nozzle Forward 2017 FDIC promo video

Part of Aaron fields' (seattle fire) hose handling and line selection course.

Interior Fire Attack, Advancing 1 3/4" with Door Contol

Los Angeles Fire Department Training Services Section video on exterior water application.
A few techniques to help make advancing hose easier and more efficient.

Advancing an attack line in a structure.

In the well-read October 2007 Fire Engineering Article "How Kinks Affect Your Fire Attack System" Jerry Knapp along with Tim Pillsworth, Christopher Flatley, and Doug Leihbacher go into great detail how kinks affect your fire flows. In this episode, we have recreated this same work in the article and the results may surprise you.
Nozzle/ Hose Whip is a term often used for erratic movement and kinking in smaller, 1.5 coupling hand lines at the nozzle position. Often referred to as a "nozzle weight" problem; hose construction and diameter inconsistencies are often the greatest variables. In this second segment we further identify and define a cause of the condition as unsupported nozzle reaction.
THE ART OF ENGINE WORK is the next category we are releasing in the Brass Tacks & Hard Facts Series. In the first video of this category, Jeff Shupe reviews nozzle team positions and the responsibilities of the nozzle, back up, and door control firefighter positions.
Confirming proper pressure, pattern, and volume from your nozzle is an important part of initiating your fire attack. In this episode, Brian Brush reviews the importance of doing so versus simply just bleeding the line briefly. Taking the time with these steps ensures nozzle team safety and efficiency of your fire attack package.
In this video Jeff Shupe discusses making entry into the fire area and initiating your push for fire attack in coordination with the forcible entry crew. Jeff reviews the importance of door control and water application as a methodical process which will contribute to the success of your fire attack.