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Maintain your nozzles–
Simple maintenance will extend the life of the nozzle and will make sure that it will work when needed.
Check and bleed nozzle before entering–
If inadequate volume and pressure are discovered at the door, this can be fixed quickly either by removing kinks or increasing the pump pressure.
Use a blocker at MVAs–
This will reduce the exposure of personnel being hit and struck by other traffic.
Ensure your regulator is snapped in–
If connected properly, the MMR will remain secure to the face piece.
Ensure your SCBA cylinder is snapped in–
The quick-connect makes it faster and easier to change cylinders.
Keeping the hydrant clear of snow–
Marking hydrants with snow markers will help locate them during winter months.
Flush the hydrant–
It is important to fully open the hydrant to produce a full stream of water.
Avoid supply-line kinks–
One way to alleviate the kinks is to make a big "O" with the supply line.
No matter which way is chosen, it needs to be easily accessible and easily carried by one person.
Get maximum hydrant water–
Avoid using a 2.5-inch to a 4- or 5-inch appliance — this will add considerable friction loss.
Place tools at the hydrant's base–
The base of the hydrant is a good landmark for your tools and appliances, ensuring that they will not get lost.
Angle the truck–
This will force motorists to go around the scene or to stop all together if needed.
The vest should be approved for traffic use and have the proper reflective stripping.
Light up the scene and road–
Be sure to illuminate the work area and warn other drivers that firefighters are working on the road.
Winter apparatus prep–
It is important to have fire trucks ready to respond in every type of weather.
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