Basic Hoisting Operations

Course overview

The ability to hoist and lower tools and equipment to various levels at an emergency scene is a fundamental firefighting skill; it can reduce the risks of firefighter injury when transporting these items and improve the efficiency of some response operations.

Like all basic firefighting skills, hoisting operations requires practice or accidents can happen. As with any operation on an emergency incident, safety must take first priority. When proper safety precautions are taken to protect firefighters and civilians, the ability to correctly and effectively hoist equipment has significant advantages for emergency operations.

Proper hoisting technique may speed the tempo of operations and expose responders to less heavy, awkward lifting off ladders and stairwells, thus helping to mitigate the emergency situation more rapidly.

Featuring: Joseph Schum, FO