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Advancing 2 1/2-Inch Hose

Mon, 18 Apr 2011|

Ray McCormack discusses advancing a 2 1/2-inch hoseline into a commercial building.

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I -- McCormick and welcome to training minutes in this episode. We're going to be stretching it -- -- -- half inch line it will commercial building. We've laid out our lead went a particular way to make our advanced that much easier to -- -- half -- -- is -- very hard to move launch. By making a loop. In our lead -- will be able to advance much easier into the fire occupancy. We will be dragging as much -- long behind us this loop will assist us with the -- forward motion of the line. Enough to get us at least 25 feet and they'll be able to advance by themselves just enough. Want to place the first coupling back. Between -- sworn into right near the entrance that he occupancy. And then fold all -- back on itself and bring the -- towards the occupancy the -- This does two things it will give us a measurement of how far -- we are once we get -- And it also leaves halve the -- is -- rest while appalling only half the line is if the line is left on the street. As it normally might be. You're gonna be dragging a lot more -- around with you to make that initial entry. In his particular stretch. The novel team has not laid out the first coupling. Close that he entrance way it is -- -- away. We're gonna pick up a lot of friction trying to advance into this occupancy. By this novel -- Commercial building fires a difficult all by themselves. We don't need -- hose line operation to make it any more difficult. If we lay out the whole isn't it nice U shaped pattern right in front of the main entrance or our initial entry to the -- be much easier. You wanna make it easy for yourself initially it's gonna get more difficult that you advance deeper into the documents -- Use this -- is lay out technique at the next commercial building fire and I guarantee you -- smoother quicker and easier advance. -- -- McCormick and has been training.