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Truck Company Operations

SALVAGE AND LOSS CONTROL

Fire, heat, and smoke can cause an enormous amount of damage. Primary damage is the damage caused by the fire. Secondary damage is the damage caused by fighting the fire and leaving property unprotected. It should be an objective to minimize secondary damage whenever possible. Firefighters who demonstrate a caring and responsible attitude toward customer’s property and belongings are providing excellent customer service and helping them cope with this difficult situation.

PURPOSE AND VALUE OF SALVAGE OPERATIONS                 Lesson Plan

ARRANGING BUILDING CONTENTS FOR COVERING               Lesson Plan

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS DURING SALVAGE AND OVERHAUL       Lesson Plan

 

SALVAGE COVERS

Proper handling and deployment of salvage covers are key factors in successful salvage operations. Firefighters must be familiar with the proper folding and spreading techniques. The earlier salvage covers are placed, the less exposure property contents will have to secondary damage.


Key Operational Points of Salvage Cover Use

  1. When using canvas salvage covers be sure treated side is
  2. Systematically place covers working from the most threatened to the least threatened
  3. Arrange furniture and items to achieve maximum use of
  4. Creative use of salvage covers and a little firefighter ingenuity can go a long way in reducing secondary

HOW TO FOLD SALVAGE COVERS              Lesson Plan

ONE PERSON COVER THROW              Lesson Plan

TWO PERSON COVER DEPLOYMENT             Lesson Plan

TWO PERSON BALLOON THROW            Lesson Plan

HOW TO MAKE A CATCH ALL BASIN                Lesson Plan

HOW TO MAKE A LADDER CHUTE               Lesson Plan

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