Hose load question

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Hose load question

Postby axe123 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:34 pm

Anyone here know what the hose load is called when you hook up your transverse then have your male end stretched out away from the truck then you take another hose and lay it on top in the other direction with the male end toward the transverse compartment keeping it about six feet back from the female end connected to the truck, then you roll it up on to the bed in a flat load type fashion then couple the hose together at the end leaving a loop. once this is done you connect the male coupling that you had kept back 6 feet (that is now at the bottom of the bed) and connect the next 100' and continue with just a normal flat load with the nozzle at the end?

Hope this poor explanation helps haha Thanks guys

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Postby hmckay91 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:34 am

Sounds like you are describing a Minuteman load. If not consider it instead of what you are describing.
the minuteman load is designed to be carried and deployed from a firefighter's shoulder. Because the minuteman is carried as a bundle and plays off the shoulder, it works well for engine companies that frequently stretch hose around corners, up stairs, or in areas congested with entanglements.
firefighters carry the bulk of the hose instead of drag it. Hose plays off their shoulders as they lay it over and around obstacles.
http://www.firefightingincanada.com/str ... -load-2798

http://www.fireengineering.com/articles ... loads.html

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Postby 3rdGen » Sat Mar 26, 2016 12:30 pm

Agreed, if it isn't the minute man consider changing to it.
as mentioned ideal for single fire fighter stretch when you want to deploy around obsticals/corners/stairs etc.

what is the purpose of the hose load you have described?
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Postby stomper11 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:50 am

Unless your management don't change the truck. We have guys who change our truck tool layouts and hose loads as they see fit The discussion has to come first, not moving stuff and then emailing people of the change. The Minute man lay has a purpose but it isn't the best lay all the time for all the jobs.

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