How to Deliver a Great Roof Report with Gibby Gorman

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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