It has many names however is generally referred to as the Cleveland Hose Load. Other names include:
- Roundabout lay
- The coils
- Doughnut load
- Apartment lay
Essentially, the hose is coiled back on itself starting at the nozzle or water out end, beginning with a 1.8m/5ft coil, it is then folded into a compact bundle, made ready for deployment
When charged, the hose load will burst into a neat coil and advanced from the spot. If the coil is deployed in a tight space, it will mould to the edges.
The benefits of the Cleveland Hose Load
- Can stand up on its side and be held or lent against a wall
- Can be deployed in a platform cage and advanced from within
- Can be deployed then dragged fully in its coils
- Can charge on the spot
While the benefits of the coils far outweigh the shortfalls, a good fire fighter will always understand what issues and limitations a piece of equipment will have to understand how to maximise its use.
The issues we have discovered are: