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    How do you guys carry your highrise packs. Due you use straps or carry your pack in a bag. What brand and size hose do you carry and what type nozzle. My dept is revamping our system and I am looking for new ideas.

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    We do the self locking hose roll or what ever you call it with the hose used for carrying it it works pretty decent

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    Folded and held with straps. Here we have it so it can be drapped over an scba and a member can bring either tools or spare SCBA bottle up with them. In some cases both.
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    We carry Two on each engine. They are both single length 2" folded and strapped with Two straps made of seat belts and buckles. The Hydrant mans pack has a few standpipe wheels, a spanner, reducers and a hose strap attached by a short rope. The nozzle mans pack has a smooth bore, I forget the size tip. They are slung over the shoulder to carry, and have always worked out pretty well, very easy to flake out, with necessary tools needed right there.

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    What brand of hose and nozzles are you currently using?

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    We changed to the "Bundle" type load recently after watching a training video from the Corona FD. Our's contains 100' of 1 3/4" Angus Ultimate hose, Akron 1 3/8" shutoff w/ 7/8" tip, highrise wye (has psi gauge). It is bundled together using straps and is carried on the shoulder.

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    Our kits are a three piece setup.

    The supply bundle is 50' of 2" hose with a gated wye, 10' section of 2 1/2" and an inline guage.

    The "Attack bundle" is 100' of 2" with a 1" and 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" smooth bore nozzle stacked tip.

    Both loads are horseshoe packed.

    The third component is the tool bag. It has double male and female 2 1/2", pipe wrench, chocks, rubber straps, hose straps, wire brush, spanners, 7/8" smooth bore slug tip, and a 125 GPM Low pressure fog tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday05 View Post
    We do the self locking hose roll or what ever you call it with the hose used for carrying it it works pretty decent
    Have you ever climbed 10 flights with it and flaked out the hose? I can't imagine that it is very user friendly for high-rise operations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcfireman432 View Post
    What brand of hose and nozzles are you currently using?
    I have to say this is one thing many are trying to change here in Hampton Roads. Va Beach is using the break apart LA-200 with single jacketed 1 3/4. Seeds have been planted to up that to the better 2 1/2 hose. There are many Hi-rises in mostly our first due area and now that it is tourist season, we'll be hiking the packs up almost daily for smells and bells.
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    Can you explain the concept of the LA 200

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