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HOW TO MAKE A REVERSE HOSE LAY-PORTABLE MONITOR

  1. Engine stops as directed by Officer 
    • At fire 
  2. Firefighter gets off engine  
    • SCBA placed on ground at rear of engine 
  3. Equipment is removed from engine 
    • Appliance 
    • Spider 
    • Hose clamp 
  4. LDH removed from Oasis 
  5. LDH with male end stretched  
    • 50 foot coupling drops at tailboard 
      • Return to tailboard with male end in hand 
  6. 50’ coupling and male end gathered  
    • Required hose is stretched maintaining male end and 50’ coupling 
      • In regards to direction of fire, maintaining neatness 
  7. Firefighter anchors supply 
    • With hands 
  8. Firefighter signals Driver 
    • To “Take off” 
  9.  Engine lays supply hose 
    • To water source 
  10.  Supply line is clamped 
    • Water is called for verbally, visually, or by radio 
  11.  Extend LDH 
    • Place first coupling in front of monitor 
      • Loop formed with 50’ of hose 
  12.  Set stand (spider) 
    • Attached monitor appliance 
      • Lock mechanism 
      • Check for secure 
  13.  Attention to neatness of LDH hose loop 
    • 10’ straight back from monitor 
  14.  LDH connected to monitor assembly 
  15.  Chain/webbing secured at 50’ coupling in front of monitor assembly 
  16.  Proper tip is verified 
    • Fog 
    • Smooth bore 
  17.  Signal for water 
    • Verbally, visually  
  18.  Adjust direction of water flow 
    • Slow, deliberate manner 
      • No more than 45 degree’s either direction from center line 
      • Never below 30 degrees or manufacture’s recommendation  
  19.  Inform Engineer of pressure to monitor 
    • 80 psi on monitor gauge 
      • Smooth bore 
      • Fog nozzle 
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