...............[QUOTE=len1582;1286076]Because it's not that simple.
Working 200ft off the standpipe eliminates that 400-600+ ft stretch from the street. The fire can easily be 2-3 levele down. You make your connections before you hit the smoke.
On a different note...
What do you do if you need three 300ft lines and have only 800ft of hose?
I guess it's important to note that the half dozen of these we have are no more than a half a story below grade and the standpipes are in the open, not protected. To answer your question, it depends. An on duty staff of no more than 7 of us isn't stretching three 300 ft lines. We have the following hose loads. 400' 1 3/4 with 250 of it preconnected, 600' 3" with water thief, 400' 2 1/2" static bed, 1200' 4" and 400' 1 3/4" preconnected. We carry 200 feet of 2" in 2 bundles for standpipe use and have 150' 1 3/4" on the bumper. Lots of options.
I make the mistAke sometimes of picturing in my head what's in my district, and not considering other situations. My bad.
Ok. We all use what works for us.
I did the same. Even so however, I find it difficult to imagine a time that you would need 3 lines for a car fire in any circumstance. Even if it has extended to 3 cars by the time you get there, you should not need a line for each of them.
Originally Posted by MG3610