Fire Hose (Firefighter I and II)

Fire Hose Level I

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon) Hands On Program as well.

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Use, care for, and perform maintenance on fire hose, couplings, hose appliances, and tools, and perform various hose loads and finishes
  • Discuss fire hose sizes
  • Describe types of fire hose damage and practices to prevent such damage
  • Discuss general care and maintenance of fire hose
  • Distinguish between characteristics of threaded couplings and nonthreaded couplings
  • Discuss care of fire hose couplings
  • Describe the characteristics of hose appliances and tools
  • Describe common hose rolls
  • List general hose loading guidelines
  • Describe common hose loads
  • Describe hose load finishes
  • Discuss preconnected hose loads for attack lines
  • List guidelines when laying hose
  • Describe the basic hose lays for supply hose
  • Describe procedures for handling preconnected and other hose
  • List general safety guidelines that should be followed when advancing a hoseline into a burning structure
  • Discuss procedures for advancing hose
  • Describe techniques for operating hoselines


Hands On Program -  6 hours
  • Inspect and maintain hose
  • Make a straight hose roll
  • Make a donut hose roll
  • Couple a hose
  • Uncouple a hose
  • Make the accordion hose load
  • Make the horseshoe hose load
  • Make the flat hose load.
  • Make the preconnected flat hose load
  • Make the triple layer hose load
  • Make the minuteman hose load
  • Connect to a hydrant using a forward lay
  • Make the reverse hose lay
  • Advance the preconnected flat hose load
  • Advance the minuteman hose load
  • Advance the triple layer hose load
  • Advance hose - shoulder-load method and working line drag method.
  • Advance a line into a structure
  • Advance a line up and down an interior stairway
  • Advance an uncharged line up a ladder into a window
  • Advance a charged line up a ladder into a window
  • Extend a hoseline
  • Simulate the procedure for controlling a loose hoseline
  • Replace a burst hoseline
  • Operate a charged attack line from a ladder



Fire Hose Level II

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon) Hands On Program as well.

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter II.

Program Length:  Didactic 2 Hours

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:
  • Use various hose appliances and tools
  • Prepare a test site for service testing
  • Service test fire hose according to the authority having jurisdiction
  • Describe the characteristics of hose appliances and tools
  • Explain service testing a fire hose
  • Discuss test site preparation for service testing fire hose
  • List equipment necessary to service test fire hose
  • Explain the service test procedure


Hands On Program - 1 hour

  • Service test a fire hose (Skill Sheet 13-II-1)