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Limited Space Standpipe Hose Stretch

When all Else Fails Evolution


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When the fire floor is filled with smoke, all or a portion of the standpipe stretch will have to be laid on the floor below the fire. This can be problematic in buildings that have small landings on each floor instead of long hallways.

In this video, Miami-Dade’s Engine Co. 68 stretches 225 feet of hose in a small area.

This technique is easy to perform and works even when hose is in total disarray; hence it is also known as the “When all Else Fails Evolution.”

Video By Rick Stephens, courtesy of Miami Dade Fire Rescue.


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