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The Stairwell Stretch – Part 1

When facing high-rise fires that aren’t compartmentalized, fire attack teams must employ a stretch that both allows them to easily transport 2½-inch hose to the fire floor, but at the same time protects them from the fire until the hose is charged. This operation is known as the stairwell stretch; in this article, Dave McGrail introduces the stairwell stretch.

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The Apartment Stretch

Using the right tactics and equipment, firefighters can easily bring 2½-inch attack line and position it for use in attacking an apartment fire. Dave McGrail walks through the process.

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