Hose: Minuteman Load Deployment


  1. Grab hold of the nozzle.
  2. Pull the first 100 feet of hose onto your shoulder.
  3. Walk forward until the hose hits you on your back.
  4. Turn in the direction of the hose that is on your shoulder to avoid entanglement on your bottle.
  5. Grab the loop, pull, and walk away from the engine in order to completely remove the hose from the hose bed. Drop the loop.
  6. Walk to within approximately 20 feet of your destination. Grab the nozzle with the hand closest to the nozzle. Using your other hand, grab the approximate center of the hose that is on your shoulder.
  7. To offload the hose from your shoulder, lean towards that side allowing the hose to drop to the ground. Spread your arms apart while holding the hose and nozzle and continue walking towards your destination.
  8. Arrange the hose by “flaking” so that the hose line does not cross over itself.
  9. Your goal should be to have the coupling for the first 50 feet, and the nozzle, at the point of entry.


Gloves (Recommended)