When you go to the roof, what do you include when you make your report on conditions?
Right. Every department’s truckies report something different, depending on SOPs. Sometimes, there’s even a difference between truck companies.
Thing is, the truck company officer is in an excellent position to give the IC a better size-up on the fire…as long as he makes a complete report.
Here to explain what should be reported and why is Gibby Gorman.
Gibby has over 30 years of experience in the fire service. He’s currently a battalion chief for the city of Maricopa, Arizona, Fire/Medical Department.
Before that, he worked for Tempe, Arizona Fire and Medical for 27 years, where he was a captain of a busy downtown truck company. He developed regional ladder training programs.
He was also a member of Tempe’s Technical Rescue Team for 12 years and the department’s SCUBA rescue team for 8 years.
Gibby has taught ladder tactics at several Firehouse World conferences.
Gibby’s article: The Truck Company Roof Report
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