Engine Company

The location of preconnects on a pumper is not the only factor that determines their overall effectiveness. It is just as important to select the preconnect hoseload that works best with your staffing, structures, and street conditions.
Apparatus & Equipment

Rural, suburban, and many big-city fire departments use preconnected attack hoselines because they are easy to use and can be deployed quickly. Preconnects hasten fire attack because they eliminate the time it takes to uncouple the hose used for the stretch to the fire from the remaining hose in the hosebed and then connect the line to a pump discharge.
Apparatus & Equipment

NFPA 1901, Standard for Auto-motive Fire Apparatus, requires pumpers, initial attack apparatus, quints, and mobile foam fire apparatus to have hosebed areas: compartments or reels to accommodate two 11/2-inch or larger preconnected fire hoselines.