Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Laying a Supply Line.

Collapse
This topic is closed.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • S. Cook
    Guest replied
    Same problem as JohnM, solution - we took the bars off.

    Leave a comment:


  • ENGINE 52
    Guest replied
    A safe speed all depends on the conditions presented to you. Weather,traffic,and road conditions all play a role in the safest speed. The most important is the safty of your crew,bystanders and not to damage the apparatus. Our drivers are told not to exceed 25mph when droping a supply line.

    Leave a comment:


  • JohnM
    Guest replied
    I think the limiting factor is if you have a bar spanning the end of your hose bed, above the tailboard. If you don't have one (our '97 engine does not for example) I think LDH can be laid at a pretty good clip, as LHS is saying. If you have the bar, at higher speeds, the couplings will smack the bar. We usally lay at about 10 mph.

    Leave a comment:


  • LHS*
    Guest replied
    We lay it at speeds up to 35 mph with no problems.

    Leave a comment:


  • LFD2203
    Guest replied
    as in everything we seem to do, there is no concrete "safe speed". too many influences on each layout to nail it down. however, if safe enough, most sources quote 5 to 8 mph as a target speed to lay hose. from what i have seen, that speed does a good job of letting the hose come off the bed and lay straight, as well as keep the couplings from banging on the tailboard. (if you hear them hitting the tailboard, you need to speed up a little if you can)
    get out and lay the line off at different speeds, and see what works for your hose load. there is no better teacher than doin' it on the training ground. the worse teacher shows up on the fire ground..........
    be safe

    Leave a comment:


  • John_Ford
    Guest replied
    Something below warp speed. Seriously, first gear is usually a good rule of thumb. As long as you don't hear bangin' ya should be alright.

    Leave a comment:


  • Hosekey21
    Guest started a topic Laying a Supply Line.

    Laying a Supply Line.

    What is a safe speed to lay a LDH supply line?

300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

Collapse

Upper 300x250

Collapse

Taboola

Collapse

Leader

Collapse
Working...
X