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HOW TO MAKE A HYDRANT LDH (FORWARD HOSE LAY)

  1. Command “Make the Hydrant” is given by the Officer 
    • Firefighter leaves riding position and goes to the tailboard 
    • Fastening device for appliance is removed 
  2. Remove hydrant appliance 
    • Place one arm through the hydrant strap 
    • Remove appliance with both hands and carry to hydrant, place on ground 
  3. Place hydrant strap on hydrant 
    • Around the thimble 
  4. Signal for the engine to “take off” 
    • Verbally and visually signal by shouting “take off” with a forward hand movement  
    • Stand clear of hose in case of hang up with supply hose 
  5. Remove fitting bag 
    • Obtain hydrant wrench and necessary fittings 
  6. Remove cap from selected outlet 
    • Using hydrant wrench 
    • Place cap on top of hydrant (bonnet) 
  7. Place hydrant wrench on stem 
    • For selected outlet 
  8. Place appliance on hydrant 
    • For 4 ½” outlet, lift appliance and steady while rotating swivel clockwise 
    • For 2 ½” outlet, connect 2 ½” to 4 ½” increaser to hydrant first, lift appliance  and steady while rotating swivel clockwise 
  9. Unclip hydrant strap 
    • Clear strap from hydrant, leave attached to hose to remove kinks if necessary 
  10. Receive signal for water 
    • Verbally from the engine 
    • Verbally by radio 
    • Visually if you can see clamp in place 
  11. Charge hydrant 
    • Slowly turn on all the way then back ¼ turn 
  12. Remove kinks at hydrant 
    • Using hose strap 
  13. Follow supply line to engine 
    • Remove any kinks found 
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