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Wildland Evolutions

HOW TO PREPARE AN ENGINE FOR STRUCTURE PROTECTION ASSIGNMENT

  1. Place hooks or straps on engine 
    • At tailboard location 
    • To secure hose lines 
  2. Obtain 1 ½” hose from engine 
    • Enough for 2 hose lines 
    • At least 100 foot of each 
    • Usually not more than 200 feet 
  3. Place 2 ½” x 1 ½” gated wye 
    • On rear 2 ½” discharge 
  4. Connect female ends to wye 
    • Of 1 ½” hose lines 
  5. Loop hose on hooks or on straps 
    • Keep loops from hanging below tailboard 
  6. Attach nozzles to hose lines 
    • Secure nozzles with looped hose 
  7. Prepare engine protection line 
    • On front bumper 
    • Or coiled on top 
  8. Fill bladder bag 
    • Place at secure location on engine 
  9. Prepare chainsaw 
    • Place wood cutting chain on saw if necessary 
  10. Prepare drip torch 
    • Set up drip torch if equipped 
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