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UPDATE…..A WHOLE “HOSE” OF TROUBLE….

ISO WAS ON TO SOMETHING….TRAINER WANTED…

From a faithful Reader…after seeing the Dep. Chief McIntee’s command vehicle photo..below…(previous post scoops/vfd cat.)…

‘I saw your picture of the VM’s vehicle. To me, it seems that someone did not know how to properly configure the 5″ supply hose prior to charging. While 5″ is the gold standard when it comes to maximum water supply, one of the drawbacks is that it pushes forward like a blowout party favor when filled with water. This is not a big deal if it is “flaked out” properly. However, if it is not, it can “find its way” into a bad position, such as wedged-up underneath a vehicle as shown in your picture. What happens then is similar to crimping-off a garden hose. The water supply can be greatly diminished (upwards of 75%). Regardless, this could be a sign of both poor training or decisions. If one of our firefighters allowed this to happen on an incident scene, it would officially addressed. This is a basic mistake that can not be allowed to happen.

BTW…. I forgot to mention that fire hose can catastrophically fail if it comes into contact with the catalytic converter, any other hot part of the exhaust system or a sharp surface that can be present underneath the vehicle. Definitely not a “fun time” if you are relying on the water supply. That is why you have to be well trained on knowing what to avoid and not getting excited on an incident scene.’

BC- other FF’s have fully agreed with the above…information…

Thanks, Faithful Reader…commentary always appreciated!…

more to come…

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