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  • What hose loads do you have for extended stretches?

    Just curious, but what loads to you designate for extended stretches?

    Do you have a two or three hundred foot yard lay?

    A yard lay with a wye? A preconnected blitz gun?

    A Seattle flop (yard lay with two preconnects on a wye) or any other special hose loads with or without attachments?
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    Our engines have 600' 2 1/2" with a gated Y and a 200' bundle on that. They all have a high rise pack too. Depending on the district, it's usually 150' or 200'. Then engine in our house also keeps another 50' roll ready. 2 of the buildings in our district have some distance between stand pipes, if you tag the wrong one, you could be just short. So the roll is humped just in case.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Fireeaterbob View Post
      Just curious, but what loads to you designate for extended stretches?

      Do you have a two or three hundred foot yard lay?

      A yard lay with a wye? A preconnected blitz gun?

      A Seattle flop (yard lay with two preconnects on a wye) or any other special hose loads with or without attachments?
      I will give you the set-ups from my career and volly FDs.

      Volly FD:

      On E-142 we have 2-300 foot crosslays in addition to our 2-200 foot front bumper crosslays. We also have 2-400 foot deadlay beds of 3 inch hose. One has a gated wye with 100 feet of 2 inch hose attached, we carry another 100 feet of 2 inch hose to either extend the first line or attach a second line to the wye. The other 3 inch bed is left open but we carry an Elkhart RAM for a heavy hit.

      On E-141 we carry 500 feet of 3 inch with a gated wye and 100 feet of 2 inch hose attached. We also carry an additional 100 feet of 2 inch for extending the first line or adding a second line to the wye. We also have 200 feet of 3 inch line preconnected to the pump with an Elkhart Stinger attached to the end.


      Career FD:

      All of our Engines and Quints have a deadlay bed of 500 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose with the male end open. In a compartment we have 2-150 foot bundles of Ponn Conquest hose, one with a gated wye for attaching to the 2 1/2.
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      • #4
        2-300 foot 2.5 dead lays, one has a Y, the other has a playpipe with stacked tips.
        Get the first line into operation.

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        • #5
          One 250' 2 1/2" line preconnected with a 200' 1 3/4" Cleveland load in the compartment. Also 4 50' rolls of 1 3/4" carried.
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          • #6
            We run on our quint

            150' 1 3/4 crosslay
            200' 1 3/4 crosslay
            150' 2 1/2 crosslay
            100' 1 3/4 bumper line

            We keep a stacked dounut rolled section of 50' 1 3/4 for short streachs.

            For extended lines we have a project load of the rear.

            Project Load-
            500' of 2 1/2 deadlayed
            gated wye strapped with 100' of 1 3/4

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            • #7
              We have preconnected 3" with a wye as a leader/garden apt line. 200' 1 3/4 or 150' 2 1/2 "metro packs" are assembled off that as handlines. This is in addition to the 2x200' 1 3/4 and 200' 2 1/2 cross lays.
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              • #8
                For any stretch longer than the length of our pre-connects (200') we use a bulk load of 15 lengths of 2.5" finished with a 2.5" shutoff with a 1 1/8"" tip connected to 100' of 1.75" hose. One length of 2.5" and both lengths of 1.75" are loaded into horseshoes so they can be deployed quickly. We have a TFT Blitz-lite monitor stored on the rear of the truck that can be connected to the line or put on the 3" supply line side if needed.

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                • #9
                  We run two 1.75" front bumper loads of 200 ft. each. They are bumper rolls so any multiple of 50 ft. can be connected or disconnected per the stretch. This gives us two separate 50 to 200 ft lines or one single 250-400 foot line. Off the rear is 600 ft. of 2.5" with a preconnected nozzle and one 400 ft. 3" line with a preconnected mini-master stream.

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                  • #10
                    2 1/2 or 3" lines are dead loaded. Take off nozzle,replace with gated wye and stretch to where needed. You can then take our high rise bundles for the working end, or break a dead loaded preconnected 1 3/4 and use that. All preconnects have a small pony length, making it easy to take the whole bed.

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                    • #11
                      Our Medic Engines have 200' of 2 1/2" laid in a Minuteman load, preconnected to a 2 1/2" discharge and nozzle. They also have 200' 1 3/4" in a Hotel Bundle.

                      On the Quint we have 100' of 2 1/2" and 200' of 1 3/4" Hotel Bundles; and thank God we finally got them out of the side compartment. LOL.
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                      • #12
                        We carry a 800' 3" deadlay with the male coming off first hooked to a TFT Blitz Fire and we also have a preconnect with 200' of 2 1/2" wyed into 200' 1 3/4" for longer stretches than our 200' and 250' preconnects.
                        Last edited by fireman2151; 02-12-2011, 06:42 PM. Reason: Add Info

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Fireeaterbob View Post
                          Just curious, but what loads to you designate for extended stretches?

                          Do you have a two or three hundred foot yard lay?

                          A yard lay with a wye? A preconnected blitz gun?

                          A Seattle flop (yard lay with two preconnects on a wye) or any other special hose loads with or without attachments?
                          Our engine and tanker at my staion are both layed with 6" hose, and each truck has (2) 1 1/2" hoses. the 6" hose on our engine is connected to a blitz gun on the driver side and to a rope on the passenger side, for quick pull off for hydrant hook up. we rarely use wyes, or gate valves.the 1 1/2" onthe trucks is hooked to nozzels to attack the fire. we use flatankerand t lay on both our engine

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                          • #14
                            6" huh - ok -bet that cost ya.
                            ?

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                            • #15
                              Leader line, Ally Rack. the one engine has 300' of 3" with a wye and an addational 300' dry racked with 1200' of 4" supply. The other has 1000' of 3" in a reverse rack along with 1200' of 4". Both engines has 300' 2.5" with a 1.25 "SB and 300" of 2" with a 1/1.125" SB off the tail. 150" 2" with a 200 LP fog for a standpipe/leader line rack.

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