Mike Emillio
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Kinks in the Cleveland

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kroll May 22. 10 Replies

I've got a question for those of you who use the "Cleveland Load" aka the "Pro Load" aka the "Metro Load" aka the "Roundabout Load" for your preconnects.We have used this load with success for…Continue

 

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John Kroll replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"Great discussion, thanks.  We use run of the mill attack line hose, nothing fancy here.  We run with a basic flat load but do make a conversion with the last 50' into a Cleveland for use in stairwells and for very short stretches…"
May 22
AJ Zuccarelli replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"The "Cleveland Load" is NOT a structural firefighting hoseload. Period. It comes from the Cleveland national forest, where it was used by, shockingly enough, wildland firemen. On small diameter hose, pumped at high pressure. This…"
May 20
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Kinks in the Cleveland

I've got a question for those of you who use the "Cleveland Load" aka the "Pro Load" aka the "Metro Load" aka the "Roundabout Load" for your preconnects.We have used this load with success for several years and have implemented it pretty much system wide at the metro sized FD for which I work. Recently we have discovered flaws in the load, and I can only attribute it to the hose we as a department have recently purchased. During training and flow tests to confirm anectodal evidence from…See More
May 18
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The Dry Plug

A place to freely talk about the things that went bad at a job.  Primarily a place for those that experienced an event and worked through that event to provide as positive an end as could be hoped for given circumstances.  "Near misses" are welcomed, and I hope that we can learn from one another.  Every fire goes out, this forum is about the stubborn jobs that fight like hell to keep burning.  See More
Feb 17, 2016
Mike Emillio liked Mike Emillio's discussion Elevated Master Streams
Feb 15, 2016
Mike Emillio replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Elevated Master Streams in the group Cancel The Engine
"Thank You Chief.  It certainly does.   Do you have any stats or information regarding how effective the "big water" is fire control?   I am interested because I feel that it would be beneficial here as we are making a push…"
Feb 15, 2016
Lou Sclafani replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Elevated Master Streams in the group Cancel The Engine
"Fair question Mike. Let me give you my spin. 1- I am recently retired as a District Chief in my department.  2- I teach at my local fire academy and one of the classes I wrote is "Big Fire-Big Water".  The main concept of this…"
Feb 14, 2016
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Elevated Master Streams

I am unabashedly an Engine man.  I am an operator for my Oklahoma City Metro Area Fire Department.  I am soliciting knowledge from Truckies (I never imagined that combination of words streaming from my keyboard wink, wink..) on the topic of "Big Water" from elevated master streams (i.e. Tower Ladders, Ladder Towers, Snorkels, Aerials).  My Question(s) are as follows:  1.  Do your departments subscribe to "big water" as it applies to supplying your Aerial Devices?By "Big Water" I mean a full tap…See More
Feb 12, 2016
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The ultimate group for Truck Company brothers: if you know LOVERS PLUS isn't a dirty movie, if your knuckles drag, or if you got leather boots because they gave you better footing on the rungs, this place is for you.
Feb 12, 2016
Mike Emillio's discussion was featured

Kinks in the Cleveland

I've got a question for those of you who use the "Cleveland Load" aka the "Pro Load" aka the "Metro Load" aka the "Roundabout Load" for your preconnects.We have used this load with success for several years and have implemented it pretty much system wide at the metro sized FD for which I work. Recently we have discovered flaws in the load, and I can only attribute it to the hose we as a department have recently purchased. During training and flow tests to confirm anectodal evidence from…See More
Aug 31, 2015
Mike Emillio replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"Sorry, this line was supposed to be directed at Don C.  I got the names mixed up.  Thanks. "
Feb 11, 2015
Mike Emillio replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"Captnjak, That is a very good point.  It is one that we have pondered since the kinking occured and virtually shut down our attack line as we were making the push.  I think that is the best advice for anyone that might have new hose…"
Feb 11, 2015
captnjak replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"I should mention that most of the demos I saw took place in wide open areas. Kink problems would likely be exacerbated in the confines of hallways and stair landings. "
Feb 10, 2015
Don Catenacci replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"Mike,  I am not trying to convince you to change what you do.  I just don't think the kinking, which you seemed to deem acceptable with your old hose, is something I would accept."
Feb 9, 2015
Mike Emillio replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"Thank you gentlemen for your replies.  It seems that the bulk of our problems began to occur with lightweight hose.  Prior to this (and at the beginning of our utilization of this load) we were using what could be described as…"
Feb 9, 2015
captnjak replied to Mike Emillio's discussion Kinks in the Cleveland
"I've never used this hose load. I just went on youtube and watched multiple video demonstrations. Every single one showed the hose kinking as each loop played out. So if you are operating and advancing at the same time, you have repeated…"
Feb 9, 2015

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Firefighter/Driver Operator
Years in Fire/EMS:
13
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
The Oklahoma City Fire Department
Years With Department/Agency
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