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HOW TO ADVANCE A 1 ¾” OR 2 ½” HOSELINE UP A STAIRWAY- DRY

  1. Place hose load 
    • On either shoulder 
    • Nozzle on bottom, hose on top 
    • Firefighters spaced every 15-25 feet 
    • Hose line should payoff from the top of the load 
  2. Advance in stairway 
    • Maintaining spacing at 15-25’ 
    • Can go up or down depending on the situation 
    • When hose line becomes taut, it will pay off the shoulder of the last firefighter 
    • Assume positions at critical points 
  3. Lay hose line on stairway 
    • Against an outside wall 
    • Avoiding sharp bends and kinks 
  4. Advance hose line 
    • To one floor below working fire floor 
      • Unprotected stairwell 
    • To fire floor 
      • Protected stairwell 
  5. Loop hose line 
    • In stairway 
    • Against wall 
  6. Lay hose line 
    • Up stairway to next floor (protected stairwell) 
  7. Call for water 
    • Removing kinks 
    • Moving hose line to an outside wall of stairway 
  8. Advance and assist 
    • Bleed air and check nozzle pattern 
    • Advance to fire 
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