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Drill of the Week: Hose Handling II

09/13/2004
This week's drill builds on some of the skills covered in Hose Handling I. The running theme of the two drills is teamwork. Hose Handling II covers maneuvering a hoseline and developing the teamwork necessary to direct it. Not all of us are in the best shape, nor are all of us built like Rocky. When your backup man isn't working to compensate for the pressure at the nozzle, you'll know it, and you'll be spent sooner.To conduct the drill, you'll need:A flat, level parking area with a good water source and good drainage;Eight cinder blocks, painted white, to use as goal line markers;A pumper with a gated wye, four lengths of 1 1/2- or 1 3/4-inch hose, and two matched nozzles;Empty 55-gallon...

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