This is a great way to familiarise new members to the appliance and the equipment onboard. It can also be used as a problem-solving drill to get firefighters to construct a water source capable of being pumped from.
Latrobe Fire Station in Tasmania show off their great custom Cleveland Lay setup. They are running dual Cleveland lays on their appliance, with custom made shoulder straps. In addition to those custom straps, they had custom bags designed and made to use for structural firefighting.
Last year we posted about the benefits of the “Cleveland Roll” or “Cleveland Lay”, particularly when used for structure fires or fires in confined spaces. The roll is also immensely useful for bush fires where you are unable to roll out hose due to the thickness of the scrub or the terrain you’re working in. Have a look at this video of it being used at a recent fire in Tasmania!