12-page PDF document about stretching and operating hoselines. It is the primary function of an engine company. All members must realize the importance of the initial line stretched at a structural fire. More lives are saved at fire operations by the proper positioning and operating of hoselines than by all other life saving techniques available to the firefighting forces.
5-page PDF document about stretching and operating hose line. One of the most important fire ground activity that takes place is the first arriving companies ability to stretch and operate the first line into an offensive action. Every firefighter on the department will at one time or another be responsible for this action during offensive procedures.
An article that provides some guidelines for stretching hoseline. A properly positioned first attack hoseline saves most lives at a fire, confines the fire and reduces property damage.
An article about the hoseline operation for residential fire. There are several ways to get a hoseline into position and operating. It is up to each fire department to preplan the residential developments in their jurisdiction, such as courtyard and garden apartments, to devise the most effective hose evolution for each occupancy.
Article about standpipe system operations. When fires occur in buildings equipped with standpipe systems, engine companies are responsible for completing three critical tasks:1. supplying or augmenting the standpipe system to ensure an adequate volume of water at proper pressure; 2. transporting hose, nozzles, fittings, and other tools to the hose outlet valve selected for use; and 3. stretching and advancing a hoseline to control and extinguish the fire. Before examining each of these tasks and some of the many difficulties encountered when operating with standpipe systems, briefly review the various types of standpipe systems and where they might be found, it is also included in this article.
A blog that provides guidelines on how to estimate and decide what hoseline should be needed for their initial attack.