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HOW TO PULL WORKING LINE-FOLDED FOR ADVANCEMENT

  1. Take position 
    • On tailboard 
  2. Grasp nozzle with both hands 
    • Rotate so back is to hose bed, facing forward 
    • Nozzle carried “John Wayne” at hip 
  3. Step off tailboard 
    • Facing away from engine 
    • Safely 
  4. Pull hose 
    • Verbalize length – “I’ve got 50” 
    • Fifty feet 
    • Coupling drops from hose bed 
    • Set nozzle down 
      • Pointing towards fire 
  5. Return to tailboard 
  6. Pick up hose 
    • Within one foot of coupling 
  7. Pull hose 
    • Verbalize length – “I’ve got —–” current length you are pulling 
    • 100, 150, 200 etc. 
    • Until next coupling drops from tailboard 
  8. Set coupling down next to previous nozzle/ coupling 
    • On side of nozzle opposite the fire 
    • All pulled couplings will be opposite the fire 
  9. Continue until sufficient hose to reach objective is reached 
    • Set couplings NEATLY IN LINE 
    • Space evenly and parallel – Makes folding easier 
  10.  Break hose line 
  11.  Connect to discharge 
    • Advise engineer- length, size, nozzle 
  12.  Arrange bights for carry 
    • Pull folds/bights nearest tailboard to couplings 
    • Keeping lengths neat and parallel- accordion style 
    • Split bights up for carry
  13. Nozzle carries two bights + nozzle  
  14. All others two-four bights 
  15. Pick up bights 
    • Bights should pay off to outside wall of stairs 
    • Nozzle against shoulder bights stacked on top 
    • Followers have bights on same shoulder as nozzle 
  16. Pull hose 
    • Make sure to pull maximum amount of hose from ground and engine before dropping shoulder load 
  17. NOTE: Estimating hose length-  
    • Engine to door 
    • 50’ per floor 
    • 50’ on fire floor 
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