Wednesday, June 11, 2008

New Rookie Fire Hose Roller Video by Wahoo Films

(Bend, OR) "We're helping firefighters enjoy their retirement," is how David Johnston, inventor of the Rookie Sidekick go-anywhere motorized fire hose rollers, recently described his company Deschutes River Manufacturing's mission. By eliminating some of the grunt work from this already physically demanding profession, the Rookie Sidekick helps save wear-and-tear on firefighters' bodies and prevent injuries that can mean the difference between retiring with debilitating chronic pain or actually enjoying an active retired life.

Michelle Alvarado of Wahoo Films in Bend produced this video, which is an excerpt from a training DVD demonstrating the use of every Rookie Sidekick fire hose roller model and the Rookie Reloader for transporting and re-decking hose. Alvarado donned the turnouts and got as close to this large live fire training exercise as the fire marshal would allow.


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