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Hose Loads

My department is currenly investigating hose loading practices. Mainly 1 3/4" lines. We currently have our main attack lines off the rear,…

Started by Art Bloomer

13 May 1, 2008
Reply by Nick Weiland

Engine Boss

As an officer on an engine, what is your job? I've taken notice recently in reviewing NIOSH fatality reports and talking with members from…

Started by Lane Pearman

7 Apr 18, 2008
Reply by Bill Sullivan

The Door Position

The door firefighter is very important position in the engine. Generally it is the third firefighter on the line. Some departments do not h…

Started by Ray McCormack

19 Apr 14, 2008
Reply by Lane Pearman

Storz Couplings for FDC Use

Okay Engine Experts, Can we talk? I've been doing research for the last several years about High-Fire operations for smaller departments l…

Started by Mike Walker

5 Apr 1, 2008
Reply by Mike Walker

What Are The Duties Of The Second To Arrive Engine Company

The duties of the second to arrive engine vary greatly depending upon what you respond to, staffing, type of water supply, and hosebed desi…

Started by Ray McCormack

15 Mar 26, 2008
Reply by Jim Mason

Standpipe Stretch vs 2 1/2" Hoseline Advance

There seems to be a bit of confusion when we talk about standpipe stretches. I have said that three firefighters using three lengths of 2 1…

Started by Ray McCormack

16 Mar 24, 2008
Reply by Mike Donovan

Hose Stretch Estimate

Our second topic deals with how to properly estimate a hose stretch. For me there are two distinct hose stretches.One is horizontal the oth…

Started by Ray McCormack

5 Mar 23, 2008
Reply by Tony Piontek


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