Did you know a firefighter in full gear can fit through a 14 inch gap?
In full bunker gear we practiced crawling through the rungs of a roof ladder several times. This involved putting our helmet through first, taking our SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) pack off and pushing it ahead of us, then crawling through and putting our SCBA & helmet on again.
We were not actually using the SCBA because tonight’s focus was on getting through the tight space quickly and efficiently. This training will be repeated at a later date while on air.