Half baling, or gating the nozzle half way, can have pros and cons depending on the type of nozzle that we are using and the size of the hose line we are flowing. In this episode Jon Hall covers some points of consideration when you half bale such as impacts to flow and handling.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE - Jon Hall
Jon Hall has more than 20 years of fire service experience. He currently is a captain with the St. Paul, MN, Fire Department assigned to Engine Company 14. Hall also serves as a lead instructor in the department's Training Division teaching hands-on skills to members of all ranks. He has previously presented at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, and Firehouse World. Hall is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine penning the Engine Essentials column. He is the co-owner of Make The Move Training, LLC and teaches engine company operations throughout the country.
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