Firefighter Training: Training Days: Hoselines

By Tom Kiurski Basic firefighter skills are a great place to start with training drills. They may be a small part of the overall training evolution, or the entire training evolution may be training on basic skills. Although time spent in classrooms is valuable and may be the best way to present certain classes, most firefighters like to get their hands on hoses and spray water. If we can take that love of hands-on training and make it an educational class, good for you (and your members). Many of us have been around long enough to have handled 1 ½-, 1 ¾-, and 2-inch attack lines. I think I can say that the most common attack line out there today is the 1 ¾-inch hose. It has the advantage ...

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