Posted by: yelvertonfirestation | March 19, 2013

Drills, 18th of March, SHACS (working at height equipment) practise, on station

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At drills on the 18th of March, each firefighter practised all the knots and different techniques incorporated in our SHACS procedures. The knots we use are a Figure Eight, a Figure Eight on the bight, an Alpine Butterfly, A Bowline, a Bowline on the bight, a Sheep Shank, a rolling hitch, a Clove Hitch and a basic round turn and two half hitches. We also looked at anchoring lines techniques and the different procedures and knots used to make them, the procedures and tie offs for the descending device we use or as we call it the “ID” and general knots and lines for hauling hose aloft.


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