Originally posted by Peetmoss
A few questions and comments from a rookie on the first pic.
1 Why do we only have 500 gallons to work with? Our first due Engine has 1000 gallons of water plus two 30 gallon foam tanks.
2 Why arn't some people suggesting that the first Engine due not hook the hydrant and charge the line before the hydrant guy goes back to the Engine.
What I would do in pic 1 as a newbie with a full crew of 6.
1 Drop 1 man at hydrant.
2 stop the engine with cab just past B side in order to get the best angle with deck gun and allow for a 3 side view. Making sure to leave enough room for the ladder or second engine.
3 Have 2 guys stretch a 1 3/4 speedlay to the door. While having another stretch the trash line off the front to prep for backup of the two on the speedlay.
4 As the officer in this sittuation I would proceed to hook up the 4" suppley from the hydrant to the pump.
5 Radio the hydrant man to Charge line and return to the engine(Provided second engine or the truck hasn't yet arrived.
6 All two lines are now laid to the front door I would then have the operator charge lines with foam and make my way to the guy with the trash line to back him up.
7 Speedlay team entersthe front door while the pump operator hits the garage with foam from the deck gun.
8 Do a primary search