Charge a hand line
By Mark van der Feyst
Whenever we are dealing with a vehicle crash, pull a hand line off of the truck and charge it. The hand line will provide adequate water protection for the working crew as they extricate the occupants.
There is always a chance that something within the vehicle, such as fluids, fuel or other items, can ignite and cause a bigger problem for us. By having the hand line out and ready to go, there will be a quick response should the need arise for fire suppression.