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See Fire Hose for information on Hose Lays

Hose Wheel Drill.pdf

Advancing Hose for the Door Firefighter
This Fire Engineering Training Minutes video gives tips for the door firefighter to make the advancement of hose from the entry point smoother and more efficient.

Attack Over Supply (Brian Bush)
The idea of maintaining your forward moving (Attack) line over all other (Supply) line is a prime example of finesse. Just as with water moving through the line, the line moving through a building has friction loss. Floors, corners and doors can conspire against your advance, working and fatiguing you, potentially bringing it to a halt. The more hose we can get off the ground, walls and corners the easier it will move as these are those friction points.

Estimating the Stretch
Love it or hate it, the pre-connected cross-lay is here to stay. It has changed the fire service for better and for worse. For example, it allows firefighters to rapidly pull and charge a hoseline to start getting water on the fire as soon as possible, but the simplicity has ruined firefighters’ ability to see beyond 200ft. For all the great things the cross-lay has done, it has irreparably damaged firefighters’ ability to estimate a stretch.

Properly Loading and Deploying the Flat Load (Adam Iverson, Fire Engineering)

YouTube Videos by Grant Rinas

  • 65mm Folds Method and Pinning the Line
  • 65mm Defensive Hose Lay
  • 44mm Drop and Go Advance Method
  • 44mm Flip Advance Method
  • 44mm Line Aloft -- Uncharged
  • Condo Lay

YouTube Videos by Lyndon Cousins

  • Apartment Stretch - Coil Method
  • Apartment Stretch
  • Water Supply - 65mm Stretch from Standpipe to Fire Floor
  • Water Supply - Rope Raise
  • Water Supply - Elevated Standpipe
  • Two Firefighter Shoulder Load and Payoff
  • Leader Line Flip and Payoff
  • Advancing a Bumper Line
  • Interior Hose Handling
  • Flaking out a leader line
  • Calgary Stairwell Hose Roll, Done in a Stairwell (actual Cleveland Load for reference)
  • The Johnson Nubbin stairwell evolution

More videos

  • Coil method compared to minute-man shoulder payoff
  • Fast forward attack line deployment using the shoulder accordion load (and other methods)
  • Nozzle Forward videos, more Nozzle Forward
  • Tips on how you can efficiently deploy and advance a 2.5" attack line with a crew of three
  • Tactical Hose Advancement and Retreat (Los Angeles FD)
  • Stretching and advancing hose in untenable and tenable high-rise hallways (Standpipe operations from Miami Fire Rescue Department)
  • Extending a hoseline in an IDLH environment (Fire Engineering Training Minutes)