5 thoughts on “The Booster Line “Red Line or Trash Line”

  1. Considering the amount of hay laying by the door the redline will be just fine here 🙂
    This is hot button for me as departments remove redlines because of one or two misusing them. The redline is probably the most used line in the fire service. Years ago I told my people. “I do not care what line you pull but what I do not want to see is. In ascending order a redline, a 1 3/4 and a 2 1/2 in the door with a deckgun running over all of it.” Am I saying pull redlines on structure fires no, but do not be so rigid that if the truck goes in an radios it is something small and not extending that the engine has to stretch overkill.

  2. Brush and small auto fires. Sometimes we pull it on auto extractions just incase

  3. We only use booster hoselines for brush fires. If we have an auto extrication we use a 1 3/4 attack line. I don’t believe in using booster lines at a structure fire because they don’t flow the proper GPM or flow to attack today’s fire loads that we encounter in the America. That’s why the 1 3/4, 2 inch and the 2 1/2 attack lines are the best to attack fire.

  4. I used to be A Volunteer in Western NY and Used the red line several times to fight several fires rangeing from a Brush Fire to small trash fires and several Auto fires it is an easy line to pull and get in place to work on the fire , its easy to handle and moved around with

  5. I’m on a small Vol. FD in eastern Colorado we have red lines on three of our trucks. We have used them for many different fires. Easy to pull on a small auto fire.

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