A Flashover reader and Australian firefighter has put pen to paper and sent us his thoughts about how effective or suitable the Cleveland lay actually is.
Necessity is the mother of invention! Inspired by the benefits of the Cleveland hose lay, these firefighters in Tasmania have built a hose rolling device at station to assist in quickly packaging up their hose into the Cleveland Lay. Hose rolling tools are nothing new, but this one is designed specifically with the Cleveland Lay in mind and from what they said, it works a charm!
Once over the shoulder, the heavy line could be advanced with ease by one firefighter allowing them a greater range of movement and taking the load off their hands and arms.
Galston Rural Fire brigade got in touch with us to show off their new pumper, which just happens to be set up using the Cleveland Load. We asked them to describe how they have it stowed and this is what they had to say.
Does your service have or operate anything similar to these? They certainly aren’t common place in Australia. Some of these seems like genuinely good ideas, others look like they are more work than actually rolling the hose itself.
Which do you like the most?
Have you ever seen a hose set up like this to form a water source? Check out this fantastic drill from Tamworth City Rural Fire Brigade – something for your next training day for sure!