Engine, Wye and Z-bundles, Internet and computer for pre-course work.
Instructor should review lesson plan, arrive early and set up field for evolutions.
Students will be able to list the benefits of using the Cleveland load.
Students will know the limitations of the new hose load.
Students will be able to demonstrate several ways (standing, kneeling, & advancing dry)to
deploy the Z hose load.
Students will show proper deployment with 3” supply and standpipe operations.
Students will be able to demonstrate how to load the new hose properly.
Over the last several years many crews have experimented with using the Cleveland load and adopting
it for use in the department. This class is intended to demonstrate the new hose load to be adopted and
its applications and limitations.
Current Wye load is 100’ of 1.75” attack hose with nozzle and wye. It is accordion folded from the
middle and requires space to flake and deploy.
The new Cleveland load is also 100’ of 1.75” attack hose with nozzle and wye, but is loaded as a coil
male coupling inside. Advantages of the Cleveland load are ease of deployment, Takes less area to
deploy, Commonality with other loads like the wild land, Hose stays out of the way and plays out easily,
Preformed loops for loading rooms and rolling.
Deploying the Cleveland load
Lay the pack flat on the ground, unstrap the buckles and open the load forming a circle with the
nozzle in the center. Connect the female end of the hose charge the hose and wait for the loops to pop
as they are filled with water. Bleed the air, check your nozzle and advance the hose.
Limitations of the Cleveland include advancing hose dry makes twists, Mis-loaded hose may be to tight
to pop when charged.
Deploying the Z-load
Traditionally the Z-load was deployed from the shoulder advanced to the fire and then flaked as needed.
Familiarity with the Cleveland load will allow you to take the Z-load advance it to the fire and convert
it to the Cleveland from your shoulder or at your feet as needed with minimum clutter. This is done
by taking the last half of the Z-load throwing the nozzle over your shoulder and threading your hand
threw each fold from the bottom up. Slinging the hose off your shoulder so you now have loops hanging
from your outstretched arm put your other hand through and open the loops. Step into the middle of
the loops and call for water. The hose should charge just like the Cleveland load. This can also be done
kneeling. Drop to one knee placing the hose on the ground carefully without shifting the folds out of
order at the nozzle end. While kneeling wrap the nozzle around your knees away from the load. And
then thread the folds over your hand starting at the nozzle just as before. If the load has been loaded
too short skip every other fold.
3” hose and bundle deployment remember where you spot the wye will set the tone for the rest
of the call. Choose a spot out of the way but close enough to get to where the fire is and where
it will be going. Think about landing above or below the fire floor.
Standpipe deployment take all of the equipment you need with you to the standpipe above or
below the fire floor. Spanners and adaptors.
*Can be incorporated with NFPA1410 Drill #4