Stretching a Line: Start Right to Finish Strong with John Lightly


There’s a certain mindset that says it doesn’t matter how you start, as long as you finish strong.

That’s not always true, though. One example: when you pull your first line at a fire. How you do it sets the whole scene for the firefight.

If there’s confusion about where those initial lines are going, you’ll end up with a bowl of spaghetti.

Back with me on this show to explain how and why to best stretch that first line is John Lightly.

He’s a battalion chief in the Youngstown, Ohio fire department with over 20 years on the job.

John’s article: Stretching the First Line

Article: Stretching the First Line

Article: As the First Line Goes So Does the Fire