Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
I'm from upstate NY, so I've fought fire in winter, don't need a lecture on cold weather. Never had a problem getting on top of a rig to load hose, even after hours at multiple alarm fires. I'm pro-rear bed, we use cross lays but only after exhausting all of the hose loaded in the rear bed.
Look, it is really simple. You do what you do and what works for you and we will do what we do and what works for us. That wasn't so hard was it?

Here stretching from the rear from deadlay beds is generally limited to either 2 1/2 attacks lines or for making up "apartment lines." It is not a common tactic on any department I am familiar with.

I am pro doing whatever YOUR FD has decided is best for YOUR FD.