|Driver's Side Intake|
area of the truck is used to connect the pump to a variety of hoselines.
The large appliance in the center of the panel is the intake for large diameter
hose (LDH). The Maumelle Fire Department uses LDH that is five inches in
diameter to connect its apparatus with fire hydrants. Because of its size,
this hose is literally a water main above the ground.
The two outlets on the left of the panel are used to connect extra hose lines -- most likely 2.5" in diameter -- for fire attack. The long, slender metal tools mounted on the right of the panel are called spanner wrenches. They are used to connect and disconnect sections of fire hose from the truck and from each other.
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