Donalsonville Fire Rescue Training Page
This page is used as a training resource for Donalsonville Fire Rescue Personnel.
When it comes to fireground operations, our team needs to be as prepared as possible. One way of making sure that we are is to train on the basics. Todays post of information to train on revolves around pulling the triple load efficiently. Just grabbing the nozzle and the loop usually causes you to have to flake and manage the hose. Pulling the load with the nozzle and the loop seperated helps to flake it for you without any management afterwards.
*Note: This is not a fix all to flaking and managing triple layer pulls, however it does increase eficiency when having to make a straight pull without obstacles.
Try this around obstacles and to Charlie side during training drills!
More efficient way
Due to the issues that some have had with pulling the bumper line, Lt. Gavin Landin decided to find a solution. The result was a 100' modified load that consists of two sections of hose loaded side by side (each hose being loaded on itself). A coupling and nozzle are available for easy and fast deployment.
We call it the "G-Load"
Shannon Stone and company talk about the Gustin pack, a fold used to build a remote line off an existing hoseline, thereby getting a line in service rapidly in a remote location.
This is a modified triple lay for our preconnected crosslays. *Notice: There is an unconventional loading method that pulls hose under hose. This helps us make sure we have flat and easier pull since our lines connect above the hose. (Thanks to R.Dukes on the idea for the underpull)
Often times we are faced with limited staffing on our engine companies. The bear craw method allows for a rapid method for interior hose line advancement up a set of stairs.