Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting – Deploy and Operate an ARFF Vehicle Handline
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Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting – Deploy and Operate an ARFF Vehicle Handline

August 21, 2019


This skill video will show you how to deploy
and operate an ARFF vehicle handline to extinguish a fuel spill fire. You should complete this skill while wearing
appropriate personal protective equipment. Access the handline. Unlock the hose reel, if necessary. Remove the security netting/open hoseline
compartment. Pull the handline. Fully deploy the handline. Properly position the handline to avoid kinking
or knotting. Charge the handline. Open the nozzle to bleed air from the handline. Open the nozzle slowly to reduce nozzle reaction. Test hose stream pattern. Close the nozzle. Close the nozzle slowly to reduce water hammer. Advance the handline toward the fire, maneuvering
around obstacles, as needed. Approach the fire. Operate the nozzle at appropriate pressure
and flow using prescribed techniques until the fire is extinguished. Back away and maintain situational awareness.

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