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Video Tip: Flaking Excess Hoseline From A Shoulder Load

Today’s video tip comes from a recent engine company class with the Susquehanna Hose Company in Havre de Grace, MD.  This tip demonstrates techniques for the scenario where the shoulder load is not yet completely flaked out and nozzle firefighter finds themselves with a need to charge the line and flow water immediately.  What often happens in this scenario is a pile of hose is thrown to the ground, it’s full of kinks, and the hoseline’s capabilities and flow are severely hampered.  Check out the clip below:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15QUk1iHjyg

Of course our goal is to always correctly estimate the stretch, anticipate our distance, and flake the line accordingly.  We all know that doesn’t always go as planned.  This is just one tip of many that can help you overcome this situation and get the line on the fire!

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