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Beds to Bundles: The Flexibility of Stretching Hoselines

Wednesday, April 17
Classroom Session
Engine Company

The initial attack line is the backbone of every fireground operation and will have a greater impact on the outcome of a fire than any other fireground operation. “As the first line goes so does the fire,” so we must get it right. This class focuses on multiple aspects of the hoseline operations including hoseline selection, apparatus positioning, and estimating the stretch. Will the second line be a backup line or a second attack line? What about the third line? What about alternate stretches like rope stretches, well hole stretches, and stretching lines off of standpipe systems? This class will address all of these topics.

Anthony Rowett Jr, Captain - Mobile Fire Rescue Department