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    JStrickTRT1
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    Question SABA Hose Storage

    Currently we are carrying 1200 feet of SABA hose with our air cart. The hoses are disconnected, and either in the figure eight or over and under loops, then tie wrapped. Our past five CSR alarms have been in either manholes or lift stations. On all these alarms we have not needed more than fifty feet of hose. We have many potential scenarios in our County that could cause us to use all 1200 feet. Our biggest problem is storage on the truck. At this time it is laid on four shelves in a dedicated compartment. Each 300 feet is color coded.
    Has anyone found a good quality reel on the market? Do you feel all three hundred feet should be connected? I'veseen it stored in large plastic bins. What do you feel is the best way to store and deploy SABA hose?

    Captain Jeff Strickland
    Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
    Special Operations Division
    Technical Rescue Bureau

    [This message has been edited by JStrickTRT1 (edited May 22, 2000).]


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    RSU 49
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    We have (4) 200' "Umbilical" tethers. They are stored in a "linemans coil" which is a non knotting easily deployed storage method. These coils are kept in regular fire turnout gear bags. (2) are red and (2) are blue..signifying each individual so there is no confusion. The Umbilical is 2" tubular webbing with Con-Space cable and 7/16" lifeline inside it (it was a pain to build em but they work great). The victim line is simply an air hose and mask stored in a seperate gear bag. E-mail if u have any questions. rsu49@yahoo.com

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    RSU 49
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    We have (4) 200' "Umbilical" tethers. They are stored in a "linemans coil" which is a non knotting easily deployed storage method. These coils are kept in regular fire turnout gear bags. (2) are red and (2) are blue..signifying each individual so there is no confusion. The Umbilical is 2" tubular webbing with Con-Space cable and 7/16" lifeline inside it (it was a pain to build em but they work great). The victim line is simply an air hose and mask stored in a seperate gear bag. E-mail if u have any questions. rsu49@yahoo.com

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