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SFD Disorientated Firefighter Training
Monday, June 8, 2015

Here’s a simple memory aid  that seems to have helped firefighters remember the proper direction toward the exit: Bumps to the pumps. If the firefighter finds the hose line and follows it to the coupling, the bumps (lugs) lead to the pumps (engine on the exterior). It’s easy to remember and understand and reduces or eliminates the confusion and hesitation at the coupling. When a firefighter is low on air, disoriented and alone, the time spent at the coupling may be more time than he can afford to be able to get out safely. It also reduces the anxiety of being unable to determine the proper way out. This translates into better air management for the firefighter in distress.

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