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Hose pack

Part of a series on
wildland
firefighting
Wildfire at night, behind silhouetted forest, and reflected in a river.
Main articles

Firestorm · Peat fire · Wildfire · Wildfire suppression

Tactics & equipment

Aerial firefighting · Controlled burn · Driptorch · Fire apparatus · Firebreak · Fire fighting foam · Fire hose · Fire lookout tower · Fire retardant · Fire-retardant gel · Fire trail · Helicopter bucket · Hose Pack · Pulaski · Wildland fire engine · Wildland fire tender

Personnel

Engine crew · Handcrew · Helitack · Hotshots · Lookout · Smokejumper · Rappeller

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Australia

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Glossary of wildfire terms

A hosepack is a backpack containing fire hose in a preconfigured arrangement, sometime completely made from fire hose without a bag, which is used to quickly facilitate the construction of a hose lay. In the context of wildland fire fighting hosepacks are widely used in areas where fire trucks are unable to access.[1]

Wildland hosepacks include; the Gansner pack, Travis pack, [2][3] These type of hose packs are considered progressive hose packs. When deployed they always have laterals off of the trunk line that allow water to be used at any point in the progression of the hose lay.[4]

In structure fire fighting the main type of hose pack is the high-rise pack. It is used in conjunction with standpipes in high rise buildings to quickly deploy hose on multistory buildings.[5]

Various devices, commonly referred to as fire hose vacuums or "hose vacs", are becoming more prevalent that make packing hose easier as well as facilitating the removal of air, which makes the packs smaller and easier to deploy.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Wildland Fire Suppression Tactics Reference Guide, April 1996
  2. ^ Bernard, Andrew. "Wildland Fire Suppression Hose Packs". Wildland Fire Suppression Hose Packs. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT". ALAMEDA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Fire Fighter Training, S-130. NWCG. 2003. 
  5. ^ McGrail, David M. (2007). Firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings (null ed.). Tulsa, Okla.: PennWell Books.  
  6. ^ Greycheck, Ronald (December 2010). "The Evolution of the Hosepack". Wildland Fire Magazine. 

External links

  • Hose Vacuums
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