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Standpipe Rack Tips

Tue, 5 Jun 2012|

Nick Martin and company demonstrate two different methods for packing hose loads for deployment in high-rise and non-high-rise firefighting scenarios. Sponsored by Globe.


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It. I welcome the fire engineering -- and it's thanks to our host. Who turn out here. I'm nick Martin and today Curtis and I gonna show you some tips about how to -- -- stand by tracks for fast and easy deployment. There are a variety of different ways we can rack or -- or stand pipe racks. And the primary thing -- that should be driven off vote is an assessment of what our operational plan is. Are expected manpower and probably most importantly the -- the arrival of style of buildings that we respond to a couple things we're gonna show you today first. Using a hundred feet of engine three quarter. I think it's important that we divide our stand pipe -- so that their light and maneuverable so that one firefighter can comfortably carrying. Having much more than a hundred feet of hose in one stand pipe -- tends to make it a little bit more heavy and a little bit too awkward for one person to effectively manage. -- simple way we can prepare our our 100 foot section here we've taken our sections -- together. And have just nicely laid out behind this year we're gonna start with the with the coupling. -- can lift that -- -- slides are. Are strapped underneath here and it's important note you know we're using now this style -- here today. There are a variety of different things out on the market again it's important you do an assessment about what's gonna work best for you. There are things that are commercially available and to be honest there's a lot of things you can build. In the firehouse had to scrap materials for nothing that'll work just as well. If not better. So we've got a little bit -- overhang here and what we wanna do is we want to have our. Overall length of our -- is going to be. Just enough that when we put it on its gonna -- evenly from -- -- -- back so -- a good balance between that neither form off the back of us. Or phone off the. The front of us so here from the kind of -- -- -- team we're gonna make two columns so Carter's work on one side I'm gonna work the other. We just bring -- pose to us. On top of each other and one thing with any engine company operation is and got to remember you know our hose that is if it looks pretty it's gonna -- pretty. So we need to put -- who is on there with care and if it looks nice and it's put away the right way we can expect it to the point nice and deploy the right way when we needed -- -- fire scenario. So first 54 com we'll just leave our coupling sitting there permanent while we do our second -- people column. When -- any -- on off an easy way to kind of line up our hands and make our hands nice and smooth. Is just take come and just give my arm hit with a gloved hand and it kind of causes a little bit of the -- in the -- Makes it's it nice comfortably and Curtis is gonna put our reducer -- -- nozzle on our two ends it's important point to know because those are going to be our Q heavy items. You wanna avoid having both of those items in exactly the -- place you wanna kind stagger them. That both offsets the amount of material that one strap is dealing let. And lost though its gonna allow us a couple of different deployment options and I'll show you here in a minute so we're gonna take the nozzle or you can secure that one -- And whatever and the -- is not -- that's where we're gonna secure our female and. So -- as our novel secured down at that and so I'll work on securing our coupling up here and then we just gonna use our straps. To secure are -- are loading place. It's important of the straps secure tightly. So that the line -- -- -- Aren't -- you're going up the stairs are going down the street another important point to remember about these. These racks is we call them stand pipe racks are high rise back to that are -- But they're really useful for so much more than that. A lot of departments across this country -- gonna use this style -- load more often wore replacing -- slang for extending a line up reconnect us open. More often and -- -- use it for high rise fire fighting so this is a very personal. -- set up that can be used in a variety of different scenarios. So once we have our our line all strapped down this is -- are finished product looks like. And we can see here it's very. Easy to one firefighter to carry its -- nicely boss left on my back it's it's fairly lightweight and it's very maneuverable. Talked about putting the end and different and whether the nozzle and the female at different ends that this is why I wanna do this. When I'm carrying this I wanna have this novel here might want -- -- -- two firefighters scenario -- my standpoint is over here. My second firefighter can come in and without me taking this off my shoulder he can begin to undo the -- -- I'll keep the novel sectional on and he can take the female section and go off and couple that and I can move on down was my objective -- down the hallway -- -- The other option is I can take my line and one firefighter scenario played out down here on the ground and I want to place my -- going towards the fire. Open up my back I can. Can take my line and then these -- there this is very easy to just grab as much of a handful as I can get and I can move down towards my objective. Taken in this case just about fifty feet -- In one hand. So this is one option we can use it's very easy to make from things you may have land around the firehouse. And you'll find it's very versatile and easily deployed in both high rise and not -- -- scenarios. So we're gonna show you another method an alternative deployment method for aren't -- stand -- here. Just. So keeping with the idea there are a variety of different types of hoses we can use in -- -- -- -- Paris and I actually another option here. Also involving a hundred feet. Religion reporter posed what we've done in preparation is both flanks are separate and -- rolled them with the nail coupling up Tina coupling on the outside of the -- load. One coupling is already being connected to one novel here please take our nozzle and we're gonna give ourselves about four feet of space. Okay that could -- a little bit depending on the size of the compartment or area on the apparatus that you're gonna put it but just keep in mind that you wanna length. That is gonna -- at it and drape nicely over your shoulders front to back. So use and our role here list on our. And we're just gonna use this role to -- around the outside. Of the line just kind of wrapping the -- underneath itself that's out of -- this in -- old fashioned prevents the -- from twisting entangling -- itself. And makes the evolution a lot easier if you have a third firefighter can make things go even faster and who. We'll get the end of our toppling here in a -- load those. We're just gonna connect -- -- then we'll continue roll in and around. We already have -- in half to two and a half reducer horn here who got online -- nice and tight. This type of -- seemed to work that's not so much in a commercially available -- back. Which is using a few seat belts so we can find a fuel seat -- from say a back order some or a CBH perhaps you might be able to get stoned together. We're just gonna lay them out three straps evenly -- important thing is we won at least one of the straps to cover -- heavy portion of the novel it's gonna come across there. -- work as a team here so we don't let it fall apart. One firefighter lifts it up. As the other fees it on there. And then we can switch it together kind of use in our -- puts some pressure. As we make our connection. -- -- And same with our metal strap an -- straps. Now on our other end we -- nozzle but we have -- -- here that's often also a heavy assembly. We want to make sure that our strap is also controlling that. He's strapped -- little loose frost. This -- nice and tight we want to have -- strapped to its tightest possible. So that when -- your movement in your run and in Europe going up and down those stairs or bounce and across the fire round. You distract your Iraq stays tight. And it doesn't ballpark. But now once again we have a hundred feet posed. This very easily controllable by one firefighter. Even with no hands and we can take it where we need. Again this is very useful not only -- can't -- firefighting -- -- But in -- scenario of today extending a line on a -- -- -- in -- -- And the nice thing about this loaded as we gonna show you in another video in this season training myths is that this line is gonna deploy in south lake itself out. So simply it just goes down on the ground. We release are straps. A female lion gets connected to whatever our water supply is. We spread out our center section here. Take our -- over here charge this line it'll -- -- -- set a stack -- You'll -- water flow instantly available at the end of the line and it'll -- nicely out of the top. So there are you know depending on the top of the size of -- used -- style buildings you run. And these type of equipment you have available there are a variety of different options. What how you can build your racks or stand tight packs their high -- bags or whatever you call them remember to keep them personal. Remember to keep on good for not only high -- fire -- but also -- for extending lines replacing -- segments. And just remember always be thinking outside of the box and have plan a BCD -- Thanks for watching firing in three minutes. And thanks to our sponsor -- program.

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