FDNY Hose Loads/Configuration
The hose is 2-1/2-inch usually 2-3 lengths (100'-150') It is configured so that both mail and female ends are side by side. It commonly used for fires where a standpipe hookup is required, not necessarily a high-rise building. The nozzle is a smoothbore nozzle with an 1-1/8-inch tip.
Other hose carried on the side of the pumper includes a 35-foot soft section 5-inch hose with 4-1/2-inch couplings (usually in the front bumper trough or in the side), a 10-foot section of 3-1/2-inch semi-rigid hose with 3-1/2-inch couplings and 2 10-foot sections of 4-inch hard suction hose each with 4-1/2-inch couplings.
In the bed there is 2 sections of 10 lengths of 3-1/2 coupled to 6 lengths of 2-1/2, 2 sections of 10 lengths of 2-1/2 coupled to 6 lengths of 1-3/4 and then 10 lengths of 3-1/2. Some pumpers also have 2-3 lengths of 1-3/4-inch hose tossed on top for outside rubbish or car fires. This is due to the current pumpers no longer having booster reels.
There are no crosslay hoseloads as hose is typically backstretched from the pumper. Though the old Mack pumpers did have some crosslays. The hose is not preconnected.