shall be allowed to dry for at least 4 hours before reloading. Dry hose from storage is preferable
Dirty hose shall be rinsed with clean water. A brush may be used to loosen dirt if necessary.
Extremely dirty or oily hose
shall be scrubbed with a brush and a mild detergent and then thoroughly rinsed with clear water
all hose shall be removed and reloaded at least quarterly to relocate the folds in the hose to prevent damage. Jan, Apr, Jul, and Oct
bottom stick removed and place aside. the hose is reloaded on the top.
Hose Testing Policy #
Suppression Operations Manual 3.08
all CFD hose shall be tested according to...
NFPA 1962 and IFSTA Hose practices.
When is hose tested?
tested annually during the months of March, April, or May, or after any extreme use, damage, suspected damage or after recoupling.
the hose testing machine or the apparatus pump is acceptable when testing hose. Hose shall be tested to a pressure of 250 psi for 5 minutes, unless otherwise directed.
Testing soft suction hose
test hose to only 200psi... 35 foot pounds of torque to screw type couplings before and after test
Apparatus/Vehicle Operations policy#
Responsibility for apparatus and vehicles
The driver of an apparatus for normal day to day work usage shall be responsible for dispensing of fuel and oil, basic maintenance and completing any required records and reports.
oil and fluid checks on apparatus shall be done when?
on a daily basis.
Emergency Withdraw Signal
Criteria for activating the Emergency Withdraw Signal
anytime any member receives info that warrants the withdrawal of personnel to a place of safety, in an attempt to prevent severe injury or death.
Examples that may warrant activation of the Emergency Withdraw Signal
1. indications of imminent total or partial structural collapse 2. Discovery of explosives 3. Presence of hazardous materials
Procedure for activating the Emergency Withdraw Signal
utilize the nearest apparatus with an air horn and shall notify the superior. The air horn shall be sounded for approx. 10 seconds. Personnel near the remaining on-scene apparatus shall also sound their air horn, for approximately 10 seconds, if possible. PARR to be obtained.
Responses to Non-Emergency incident types
Types of Incidents covered
1. Extinguished fire 2. Illegal burning 3. Residential and Vehicle Lockouts 4. Public Service 5. Arcing and Down Power Lines 6. Ring Removal 7. Water Salvage 8. Carbon Monoxide Alarms