CFA Scoresby replaces trusted hose layer truck

Published:  24 October, 2013

CFA volunteer fire brigade in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Australia) acquires Hytrans hose layer and recovery system.

The new Hytrans hose layer system will support CFA when water transport over longer distance is required, freeing up resources and manpower for other urgent operations.

The new hose layer enables just one person to lay hose at up to 40km per hour – meaning that 2,000m of large diameter hose can be laid in less than five minutes.

In addition, only three people can recover the hose at a speed of around 1 km every 30 minutes. During the recent training the CFA Scoresby volunteers managed the recovery even faster.

Mechanised hose recovery makes it possible to use larger hose, which otherwise would be too heavy to man handle - hence the trend for fire brigades to increasingly purchase hoses up to 6 inch/150mm.

The CFA Scoresby hose layer container holds just over 2,000 metres of 4" / 100mm hose.

You can see a video of the Hytrans hose recover unit in action below.

If the video cannot be seen above click here.

You can follow Scoresby Brigade on Facebook, here.

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