Wait or dont Wait to hit the hydrant
We are planning a drill for this month that will simulate a page for smoke in a residential structure. We will have the teams forward lay LDH from the hydrant to the scene. My question is would have the firefighter at the hydrant finish connecting the line or just wrap the hydrant and then help with other duties. Then have the second due truck finish connecting the hydrant and to the engine and finish the water supply. We are a small rural dept. and normally may only have four FF in the engine. We carry 1000 gal water on the engine that could be used until other members arrive on scene to finish the water supply. Or is it better to just have two member finish the water supply right away??