Hose work is the foundation of the fire service and is often the determining factor on successful fireground operations. Our basic engine class examines the primary role of the engine company and teaches students various techniques on stretching & advancing hose lines. Students will learn the different riding assignments and associated responsibilities to effectively place an attack line into operation in a timely manner. The focus will be on realistic staffing levels, and techniques will be discussed for operating efficiently with limited manpower. Topics include; stretching the initial attack line, stretching the back-up line, well hole stretches, rope stretches, stretching & advancing 2 ½ hose.