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Wondering if anyone out there is actually using the 'Cleveland load' as a highrise pack? If you are how are you packing it? Any success or problems?

We are currently testing the Cleveland Load out as a highrise pack on a few of our companies and this is how we are packing it. 100' packed Cleveland Load style, 50' packed Denver style. This allows the Cleveland load to be dropped in different places based on conditions and layouts of stairwells. Some examples would be on the fire floor landing, above the fire floor landing, below the fire floor landing, yes these options have been debated. Basically the 50' section can be connected from the standpipe(one floor below) to the load and then the load can be 'dropped' where ever conditons allow. Giving the hose team options based on conditions and the situation. Would love to hear if anyone else is trying this or using this load. If so, Im interested in answers to the above questions.

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We are currently experimenting with "The Corona Role" it is the same thing as the Cleveland Load just a different name. We deploy it with our high rise packs and have one pre-connected to our 2.5" alley lay. It seems to be a hit with the crews who are using it. We found that it doesn't work that great in confined spaces if you use diameter hose of greater than 1.3/4". We deploy it on stairwell landings, on the fire floor(for center hall) apartment fires, and long stretches to reach set back single family dwellings that may be too long for our cross lay. We also utilize a 100' length of hose when making up this particular role. Based on the apartments in our city we mainly utilize stair well hose stretches with a gated wye on the involved floor or floor below depending on conditions. I hope this helps.
Eric Captain SLCFD


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