The information in this study guide has been complied in an effort to provide a standardized format for giving company school on various fire department tools and equipment. Some drawings have been added to provide a better understanding of specific tools. The information in this manual is presented using an outline format covering the following areas: EQUIPMENT NAME
APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THIS
PURPOSE FOR THE TOOL
The information and general format will help you organize and prepare company schools. The study guide should be used as a foundation in which to build on. A worksheet has been included to help organize your information. Material contained in this manual should only be used as a guide because equipment can vary depending on fire department requirements and manufacturer's specifications. Furthermore, each fire department might have different SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures) that might not fall in line with information contained in this study guide. There are more than thirty different company schools in this manual to help you. The drawings are just another method of presenting the information which will make it easier to understand the equipment. Utilize the Worksheet in the back of this study guide to assist you in constructing your own company school.