Response and Size-Up Skill Drills
10 Objectives • Mount an apparatus safely. • Dismount an apparatus safely.
10 Skill Drill 10-1Mounting Apparatus Step 1: When mounting (climbing aboard) fire apparatus, always have at least one hand firmly grasping a handhold and at least one foot firmly placed on a foot surface. Maintain the one hand and one foot placement until you are seated.
10 Skill Drill 10-1Mounting Apparatus Step 2: Fasten your seatbelt and then don any other required safety equipment for response, such as hearing protection. Eye and face protection are required for seating areas that are not fully enclosed.
10 Skill Drill 10-2Dismounting Apparatus Step 1: Become familiar with your riding position and the safest way to dismount.
10 Skill Drill 10-2Dismounting Apparatus Step 2: Maintain the one hand and one foot placement when leaving the apparatus, especially on wet or potentially icy roadway surfaces.