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Whether your company regularly or sporadically responds to working structure fires, it is critical to regularly review response procedures and practice them. Response to these incidents includes, at times, stretching attack and backup lines while a second engine lays out to a hydrant from the attack engine. At least one attack line is typically charged using tank water. The crew completing these tasks should be able to do so in a specific amount of time. This week’s drill consists of an evolution encompassing the preceding scenario.
The objective of this week’s drill is to place a initial attack line (1 3/4 inch) of at least 150 feet and backup line (2 1/2 inch) of at least. 150 feet into service and flowing a minimum of 300 GPM using units and staffing of the average number of personnel that ordinarily respond. A reverse lead out from a second engine to water supply of 300′ shall be used.
Click below for the complete evolution. Remember: instructors/officers should substitute their department standard hose sizes, manpower, and procedures for the evolution. The evolution described in this week’s drill is a guide to help set up an initial attack evolution.
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