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  1. Take position 
    • On tailboard 
  2. Grasp nozzle with both hands 
    • Rotate so back is to hose bed, facing forward 
  3. Step off tailboard 
    • Facing away from engine 
    • Nozzle held at waist “John Wayne” 
  4. Pull hose 
    • Nozzle at waist (John Wayne) 
    • Verbalize length- “I’ve got 50!” 
    • Fifty feet 
    • Coupling drops from hose bed 
  5. Set nozzle down 
    • Pointing towards fire 
  6. Return to tailboard 
  7. Pick up hose 
    • Within one foot of coupling 
  8. Pull hose 
    • Verbalize length – “I’ve got 100”  
    • 100, 150, 200 etc. 
    • Until next coupling drops from tailboard 
  9. Set coupling down next to previous nozzle/ coupling 
    • On side of nozzle opposite the fire 
    • All pulled couplings will be opposite the fire 
  10.  Continue until enough hose to reach objective is reached 
    • Set couplings NEATLY IN LINE 
    • Space evenly and parallel- Makes pulling or folding easier 
  11.  Break hose line 
  12.  Connect to discharge 
    • Advise engineer- length, location and nozzle 
  13.  Nozzle person picks up nozzle 
    • Held at waist 
    • Places 1-2 loops over forearm 
  14.  Ensuing firefighters each take loops over forearm 
    • Keeping couplings off ground 
    • Four maximum 
  15.  Nozzle leads, and firefighters advance to fire 
    • Dropping loops as they tighten 
  16.  At fire 
    • Flake out hose 
  17.  Call for water 
    • Verbally, visually or by radio 
    • Remove kinks 

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