Securing Portable Ladders' Streams: the Hose Strap - Engine Company Operations - Firefighting

10/01/2017

BY JACK HUESTON At structural fires, occasionally you need to operate exterior fire streams into the building from elevated positions. Using an elevated master stream device from a tower ladder, an articulating boom, or other aerial device is the best and safest way to do this. When the terrain or road access prevents using an aerial device, the only other option is to operate a handheld hoseline from a portable ladder. Operating handheld hoselines from portable ladders is a low-frequency/high-risk evolution. When you consider the combination of the charged hoseline’s weight, gravity, and the nozzle reaction forces, you realize that only properly equipped and skilled members should conduc...

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