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HOW TO MAKE A WHARF HYDRANT (FORWARD HOSE LAY)

  1. Command “Make the Hydrant” is given by the Officer 
    • Firefighter leaves riding position and goes to engineers’ compartment  
    • Removes 3” or 2 ½” bypass hose 
    • Roll out bypass line for distance, with female end to hydrant      
    •  Firefighter goes to tailboard 
    • Fastening device for appliance is removed 
  2. Remove Oasis valve from engine 
    • Place one arm through hydrant strap 
    • Remove appliance with both hands and carry to male end of bypass line 
    • Place on ground  
  3. Anchor hose line 
    • Grasp LDH from outside with hands, drop hose if it hangs up while laying 
  4. Signal 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 from LDH 
    • Obtain necessary fitting and appropriate wrench 
  6. Connect 2 ½” x 4 ½” increaser to bypass hose male end 
  7. Connect appliance to increaser 
    • Inlet of appliance with swivel 
  8. Remove kinks or folds in hose back to hydrant 
  9. Remove cap from hydrant 
    • Using appropriate wrench 
    • Place cap on ground 
    • Place wrench on stem 
  10. Connect female end of bypass hose to hydrant  
  11. Receive signal for water 
    • Verbally from engine 
    • Verbally by radio 
    • Visuallif you can see the clamp in place 
  12. Charge hydrant 
    • Slowly all the way on then back ¼ turn 
  13. Remove kinks at hydrant 
    •  Using hose strap on hose 
  14. Follow supply line to engine 
    • Remove kinks  
    • Consider access
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