Shock, Gap, Set, Force- It Works In The “Real World” (Video)

Here is a great video that gives some “street cred” to the SHOCK, GAP, SET, FORCE process of forcing doors.  A Truck 1 pulls up, they are able to force and control the door and begin the primary search as the first attack line is being stretched.  Because they are able to get in and begin interior truck duties, they find the fire, communicate its location to the engine, confine it by shutting doors and begin the primary search of the house.

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If you were benchmarking this fire using RECEO VS, they have already begun interior EXPOSURE control, CONFINING the fire, determining the RESCUE needs and, after the search, will assist the engine with OVERHAUL.

NOTE:  This was a simple summary of the first floor action, not of the total operation.

Please comment with anything else we can learn from this video.  Thanks and be safe.

 

4 Comments

  • deezy says:

    the shock-gap-set-force is the best forcing method EVER.

  • Mike says:

    Interesting. There is good & bad here – the truck crew was ready to go off the truck and in the house in quick order, they could have taken a can in & most likely knocked down the fire quickly too. BUT – the responding video was troubling – no seat belts & traffic issues at an intersection! What are the findings of many apparatus crashes that have resulted in a FF fatality? – no seat belts. Safety starts in the station with rules set down from the chief & enforced by the company officer. I am sure that seat belt usage is a state law in all states too! These videos are a great learning tools and good for break table discussions – the guys I work with call them my “Fire Porn”. Good firefighters use common sense and do their job safely – so everyone goes home!

    • Mike,

      Thanks a lot for the comments. Good call w/ the Can Man. If I remember, the Can Man kind of trailed the Irons Man in the video. I also agree the Truck Work was good but the lack of seat belts should be addressed. Thanks again.

      Matt McDowell
      Safe Firefighter

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