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PRECONNECT PITFALLS

02/01/2004
BY TOM SITZThe preconnect hoseline is probably the most commonly stretched attack line in America today. It is by far the easiest line to stretch for the understaffed engine company. Everything about the preconnect should be preconfigured, making it a stretch that can be done almost on autopilot. Its length is predetermined (hopefully by members who thoroughly understand their response district). Its engine pressure should be predetermined and is probably marked somewhere on the pump panel. Some departments make a line or mark on the pump panel gauge so all the operator has to do is continue to throttle up until the needle hits the mark. Marking your gauges is a good thing; anything you c...

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