A fire rescuer, to be successful, must enter buildings: he must get in below, above, on every side, from opposite houses, over back walls, over side walls, through panel of doors, through windows, through loop holes, through sky lights, through hole cut by himself in the gates, the walls, the roof.
He must know how to reach the atticfrom the basement by Notes ladders placed on half burned stairs, and the basement from the \ attic by rope made fast on all chimneys.
His whole success depends on his getting in and remaining \ there and he must always carry his appliances with him, as \ without them he is of no use.
3.Qualities and Responsibilities of Fire Rescuer:
The fire rescuer must be responsible.
He must be sociable.
He must be honest.
He must possess pride(hygiene, uniform, personal appearance)
The fire rescuer must be physically fit.
He must be courageous and yet be calm. He must be emotionally stable.
He must be professional In his approach.
These Qualities will depend on his reaction in emergency.
He must have patience. when dealing with Peron’s, in stat of considerable mental distress.
He must have initiative and must possess the will to keep going for long periods. Demonstrated
Ability (many may want to be a fire rescuer, but not all can be).
He must also possess an inquiring mind.
4. Duties of Fire Rescuers:
His duties may be summed up as; 1. First To save life. 2. Second To prevent the destruction of property by fire. 3. Third To render humanitarian services. 4. Fourth Preserve the evidence.(note down the original and new location of any moved items, inform it to fire investigation team). 5. Fifth Save the Environment.
Golden Principle of Fire Fighters:
Follow the orders.
Work as a team.
Follow the golden rule.
Basic Personal Protective Equipment of a Fire Rescuer: