Keep the hydrant kit low


By Mark van der Feyst

Many fire trucks have a hydrant kit located in the rear compartment for quick access for hydrant operations. The firefighter will grab the hydrant kit along with the large supply line and then secure the hydrant.

The hydrant kit can be a heavy with its many different valves and tools. That's why the bag should be located low on the fire truck. A kit too high on the truck is difficult for the firefighter to grab and bring down along with the supply line. Keeping it low makes the job easier and decreases the potential for injury.

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