Firefighting

Hoseline Operations for Fires in Multiple Dwellings, Part 1

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BY BILL GUSTIN In 2003, I wrote a three-part article on hose- line operations for fires in multiple dwellings.1 That article examined considerations and methods relative to stretching and advancing hoselines to fires on the upper floors of residential buildings that are not tall enough for codes to require standpipes—that is, today, generally buildings that are no taller than 30 feet in height. In our line of work, a lot can change in nine years, so I think it’s time to take another look at hoseline operations in multiple dwellings. In this article, multiple dwellings refer to apartment buildings, condominiums, hotels, motels, college dormitories, and group homes such as homeless shelters and halfway houses. WHAT HAS CHANGED? What has changed in nine years? Most notably, many fire departments today are operating with fewer firefighters than they did nine years ago, and this reduction in staffing, unfortunately, will continue at least…

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