Hydrant-man "Footing" Supply Line
Volunteer firefighter here with a question on how others "foot" their LDH supply line when doing a reverse lay. Saw a YouTube video where they had a loop of rope, part tied to LDH about 6ft up from coupling/connector/adapter and a loop which the hydrant-man put over the hydrant. (it was a very brief glimpse)
Does anyone do this or similar? Currently we grab LDH and hydrant wrench, pull enough line to fold about 6ft up from coupling next to hydrant, hold LDH in hand while standing on the fold @6ft and send the truck to fire. OR, wrap the LDH around hydrant and stand on it. Once 1st 100ft coupling drops from truck we hook up.
Seems this loop of rope holds LDH to hydrant, eliminating any chance of slipping from firefighter (only happens in training when rushing for time) or getting whacked by the coupling if the LDH is packed too tight.
Any thoughts or experience with the "loop method" mentioned?