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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    must be nice to live in a black and white world where every fire is reached with preconnects.
    Both my career and volly FD's are primarily pre-connect FD's. BUT the reality is they may not always work because of set backs, size of buildings, stuff parked in the way and who knows what else. Both have deadlay beds of hose for longer stretches.

    We know the world is rarely all black and white and the shades of gray will eventually kick your *** if you don't prepare for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Both my career and volly FD's are primarily pre-connect FD's. BUT the reality is they may not always work because of set backs, size of buildings, stuff parked in the way and who knows what else. Both have deadlay beds of hose for longer stretches.

    We know the world is rarely all black and white and the shades of gray will eventually kick your *** if you don't prepare for them.
    Exactly.

    For the record, unless its a taxpayer, pretty much nothing in my first due would be easily or for the most part even possibly reached with a preconnect, so us carrying hundreds of extra feet of hose isnt exactly dumb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Exactly.

    For the record, unless its a taxpayer, pretty much nothing in my first due would be easily or for the most part even possibly reached with a preconnect, so us carrying hundreds of extra feet of hose isnt exactly dumb.
    thats why we have an adequate amount of hose in our hose beds. We just don't carry around a bunch of donut rolls in our compartments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    thats why we have an adequate amount of hose in our hose beds. We just don't carry around a bunch of donut rolls in our compartments.
    I think you took GTs post alittle out of context, especially considering what and who it was in response to. Whether you have it rolled or deadbedded, having adaquate hose for apparently unforeseen circumstances (like short stretching the preconnect) is hardly a dumb idea, especially compared to attempting to pull lengths from another preconnect.

    BTW, Ive personally used rolled sections of hose to replace burst lengths at fires, and Ive also done it with deadbedded hose. Guess which one was faster? Forward thinking, sure. Dumb? Hardly.
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    We gave up preconnects years ago, and have not missed them. Bulk beds of both 1 3/4" and 2 1/2" work great. This is especially true with our 3 member engine companies at incidents that would have been normaly out of reach of our old preconnects. No extending, just stretch another length or two.

    Allows you to park in the tacticaly correct spot versus where the preconnects reach.

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    2 1.75 200' crosslays, 100' 1.75 bumper line, sm30 on all. 200' 2.5 smooth bore. Very rural, if it's a long lay to the fire we drop 3" and use a split.

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