Water Supply-What do you connect with?
When you hit a hydrant, what appliances, hose, and lengths do you use to make connections?
We typically will hit a hydrant with a 50' x 5" storz with a steamer to storz off the hydrant and a piston intake on the steamer.
Some lays will begin with a 50' x 3" straight out and straight in.
We have a couple of 2 1/2" x storz hydrant valves that adapt down to 2 1/2" with a fitting that I'm trying to get the guys to use on hydrant ears. Connecting this valve on the ears would give us the ability to connect another lay off a hydrant without shutting down the flow.
On one engine we have a 25' x 5" storz that is used if we are close enough.