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Brothers In Battle Engine Ops: Beyond the Pre-connect

Lead Instructors: Brothers in Battle cadre + Guest Instructors
Details: 10 hour class. Thursday OR Friday. A boxed lunch will be provided. Parking on-site is limited, please carpool if possible or use the shuttle bus!
Dates/Time: February 27th OR 28th, 2020. 0800-1800 each day. 
Price: $190
Required Equipment: Full turnouts, including helmet and gloves. Bring your own SCBA and spare bottle if able, otherwise they will be provided.
Shuttle Departure: TBD
Location: Silverton Training Center - 819 Railway St. Silverton, OR 97381


Course Description: This course gives you solid experience with Static 1 3/4" Hose Loads. After this course, you will understand why so many West Coast fire departments are ditching preconnects to add this versatile hose load to their Engines. The second part of the class focuses on how to "push" (flowing water while advancing) 1 3/4" handlines, which is the fastest way to advance through a fire area.

  • When to choose a static load instead of a preconnected handline

  • How to "estimate the stretch" from the tailboard

  • How to stretch through realistic terrain- parking lots, debris, limited access alleys

  • Vertical stretches to upper floors with two Engine Companies

  • The benefits and limitation of both hose load styles (static and preconnected)

  • How to "push" through a fire room while continuously flowing water to extinguish fire and maintain a tenable environment for you and the occupants

  • Advancing up stairways involved in fire (Garden-style apartment buildings)

  • How to "push" through realistic hoarder conditions