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    We carry

    2- 1.75" 100' SM-30 automatic nozzles
    2- 1.75" 200' SM-20 automatic nozzles
    600' of 3" with a wye and 2-1.75" SM-20 automatic nozzles
    1500 GPM monitor pre-plumbed (used alot on blitz attacks)

    We have very large warehouses and alot of HazMat in our district. I use the 3"/1.75" load to advance into building or on apartments where the pre-connects won't reach. I use it several times a year. I also keep a 2.5"x5"storz adapter on the end of the 3". In the event we have to support a HazMat incident, I can connect to my 1800" of 5" and lay out keeping my truck and FEO (driver) out of the hot zone and up wind.
    We have alot of 14'x40' shotgun houses less than 20' off the road. The 100' 1.75" come in real handy. Don't have a huge knot of hose, or waste time stretching extra hose. Also used as car/trash fire lines.
    The 1500 gpm monitor...well I think you get the idea.


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    150' 1.75
    200' 1.75
    200' 2.00
    200' 2.5
    Bumper line is 100' 1.75 and 100' 1" trash line.
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    We use 1.75" and 3" sometimes.
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    on our 3 engines:
    4- 200 ft. 1 1/2" preconnects
    1- 150 ft. 2 1/2" preconnect

    Tanker:
    2- 200 ft. 1 1/2" preconnect

    Brush truck:
    2- 150 ft. 1" forestry lines
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    All of our attack lines are stored flaked in removable trays in lockers on the rear of the apparatus - all have nozzles attached, but aren't preconnected - we just break the line when we've pulled out enough hose.
    2x 500' of 1.5"
    2x 500' of 2.5"
    and we have a booster line on a reel which we use for trash and car fires etc.
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    1st out:
    - front bumper
    100' 1.75 with Akron adjustable nozzle
    50' .75 with Akron adjustable nozzle

    - crosslays
    150' 1.75 with adjustable
    200' 1.75 with adjustable

    - hosebed
    500' 2.5 with no nozzle (used for long stretches along the beach)
    200' 2.5 with 1 1/8 smoothbore
    2 x 100' 1.75 with adjustables (used at the end of the long stretches)

    2nd out:
    - front bumper
    100' 1.75 with Akron adjustable nozzle

    - crosslays
    2 x 200' 1.75 with adjustable
    200' 2.5 with 1 1/8 smoothbore

    - hosebed
    600' 2.5 with no nozzle (used for long stretches along the beach)
    200' 2.5 with 1 1/8 smoothbore



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    Engine 91:
    2- 200' 1 1/2" crosslays
    1- 100' 1 1/2" rear preconnect
    1- 150' 2 1/2" w/ nozzle not connected
    1200' 3" supply split into 2 600' loads

    Engine 92:
    2- 200' 1 1/2" crosslays
    1- 200' 1" Booster reel
    1000' 2 1/2" supply split into 2 500' loads
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    Engine 3
    Crosslay:
    150' 1 3/4" with Akron Turbojet
    200' 1 3/4" with Akron Turbojet
    250' 1 3/4" with Akron Turbojet

    Hosebed:
    200' 2 1/2" with smoothbore 1 1/4" tip
    250' 3" with a wye and 50' of 1 3/4" with Akron turbojet
    200' 3" with a TFT Crossfire

    Booster 200'

    Engine 4 - coming in December - equipped the same

    Tanker 3
    150' 1 3/4" with Akron Turbojet
    200' 1 3/4" with Akron Turbojet

    Left and right side trays have 50' preconnected 3" for quick supply to engine.

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    nice thread guys ..... let's keep it going.

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    We use the standard 1.75" crosslay. We also have 1.5"(front bumper) and 2.5"(hosebed) lines though.

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    Well. My pumper runs the following

    Crosslays
    150' of 1.5" with adjustable fog nozzle (foam line)
    150' of 2.5" with adjustable nozzle

    rear lays
    150' of 1.5" structural line.
    300' of 1.5" forestry hose.

    Only one foam line, but we are goin to see if we can get the rest of them retro fitted, since they missed making them foam in the beginning.

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    Engine: 150 and 200' 1 3/4" crosslays (200 is foam). 200' 2.5" crosslay. 100' 1 3/4" bumper line.

    Quint: Same as Engine except for a 150' bumper line.

    Reserve Engine: 2 150' 1 3/4" crosslays. 200' 1 3/4" crosslay (foam). 200' 2.5" off rear.
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    Default Hose Used

    At my paid dept. we have 1.75" crosslays 2.5" rearlay and 1100' of 5" at the rear.

    At my volley dept. we use 1.75" and 2.5" rearlays and 1200' of 5" at the rear.

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    First out engine:

    Front jump line-150 1 3/4 with Akron turbojets with breakaways
    Front Crosslay-200 1 3/4 with Akron saberjet
    Middle Crossly-200 1 3/4 with Akron saberjet
    Rear Crosslya-200 2 1/2 with Akron saberjet

    Left Rear- 200 3in with TFT Blitzfire combi nozzle and 400 under
    Center Rear-1200 4in
    Right Rear-200 1 3/4 off gated wye with Akro Turbojet w/ breakaways
    400 under

    2-hose packs with 150-1 3/4 with Akron Turbojets w/ breakaways
    foam to front 2 lines A or B
    Second out engine:

    No jump line
    TFT Blitzfire with stacked tips
    EVERYTHING ELSE IS THE SAME


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    2 Engines........

    FIRE Engine....... 2004 Pierce 1,000 GPM/500 Tank
    150 1.5 in the Front Bumper/Combo Nozzle
    100 1.5 Right Running Board Tray/Combo Nozzle
    200 1.5 Rear/Combo Nozzle
    200 2.0 Rear/Stack Tip Nozzle
    300 1.5 Rear/Combo Nozzle
    400 Leader Line Rear/Combo Nozzle (200 2.5/wye/200 2.0)


    RESCUE Engine....... 1995 Spartan/Quality 1,250 GPM/500 Tank
    150 1.5 Front Bumper/Combo Nozzle
    150 1.5 Crosslay/Combo Nozzle
    200 1.5 Crosslay/Combo Nozzle
    250 1.5 Rear/Combo Nozzle
    250 2.0 Rear/Stack Tip Nozzle
    400 Leader Line Rear Same as above.

    Each carries 2 Bags, 1 with 250 1.0 Forestry Hose and Nozzles, Fittings, Etc. Other bag is 150 2.0 Lightweight Standpipe pack.

    Supply is by 1,800 feet of 3 inch in a Split Bed, Can be Laid out Straight, Reverse, Single or Dual, or Split. We do NOT use a hydrant Valve, another Engine is ALWAYS on the hydrant. We also carry a pretty good assortment of Nozzles for all occasions, Including a Looney Gun (If you have to ask, you wouldn't understand ) to operate a 3.0 Handline.

    Having provided this information, here is the disclaimer: I'd make some changes, except that the folks that pull these lines every day have developed the current arrangement over a period of time, and everything works well for them. I'm one of those who think that we have too many sizes of hose out there. I'd be running three sizes, 1 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch. 1.0 for "Outside" Fires 2.0 for Structural Attack, and 3.0 for Supply and Structural Back up.
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    On our first due engine:

    Front bumper -
    (2) 200 ft 1.75 lines
    (1) 100 ft 1.00 trash

    Crosslays -
    (2) 200 ft 1.75 lines
    (1) 200 ft 2.5 line

    Rear Bed (including supply line) -
    (1) 300 ft 3.00 with attached Blitzfire
    (1) 500 ft 2.5 line (additional lengths for crosslay or backup line)
    (1) 2000 ft 5.00 supply

    Misc -
    Deluge on top
    2500 gallon tank
    All lines are foam capable from the panel
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    We use two 1.5 preconnects to our CAFS unit.

    Saves water and labor. One 1.5 CAFS puts out more fire than any 2.5 water waster. And our department gets re-imbursed by the homeowners policy for the cost of the foam and the use of the truck and manpower that applied it.

    Why are you still using plain old water?


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    We only have 1 engine and it has three 200' 1.75" crosslays with 2 having 200 gpm adjustable rate fog nozzles. One on front bumper with unknown flow fog nozzle.

    We also use FireAde2000 and it cuts down on water usage.
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    Originally posted by cfire3
    Why are you still using plain old water?
    Because we don't have to pay for it and we don't have to bill our taxpayers for anything.

    Go make your sales pitch somewhere else.

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    Originally posted by WTFD10


    Because we don't have to pay for it and we don't have to bill our taxpayers for anything.

    Go make your sales pitch somewhere else.
    Oh me! You must be thinking of someone else. I'm not selling anything. But You might not relize how expensive a tank of your free water actually cost your tax payers. CAFS has been documented by many agencies to be several times more efficiant than water for fire extinguishment. How about if it was just twice as efficiant instead of twenty times as efficiant (National Institute of Standards and Technology says CAFS is Twenty times more efficiant). That would be equivelant to having an extra $500,000 tanker at your fire. It would also mean you could save twice as much of the property in half as much time. And then there is the toxic products of combustion that are carried with your free water down the driveway and into the storm drains that run into your city water supply. Oh! well, I guess the tax payers won't mind you draining the hydrants in the drought areas, after all water is free. Where did you say you live???

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