2-9. ASSEMBLY AND PREPARATION FOR USE. - continued
5 Raise jack (4) to support and stabilize the trailer mounted extinguisher assembly (1).
6 Release rewind brake (7) on the hose reel (8).
Position the auxiliary mobile hose reel cart (9) no more than 125 feet (38 meters) from trailer
mounted extinguisher assembly (1) with the cart handle toward the back of the trailer mounted extinguisher assembly.
Release rewind brake (10) on the hose reel (11).
Clothing items must be kept dry. Steam produced by high heat can cause severe burns.
Perform your before PMCS.
2-10 OPERATING PROCEDURES.
The instructions in this paragraph are for information and guidance of the personnel responsible for the operation of the
fire suppression equipment set. It is essential that the operators and all assisting personnel know how to successfully
extinguish various fires. Refer to TM 5-315 for additional fire fighting techniques. The fire suppression equipment set,
as emergency equipment, is always maintained m an operational ready status.
Special heat resistant clothing, including hood, coat, pants, gloves and boots, must be worn
while fighting any large scale petroleum fire. Injury to personnel can result if not properly
protected. Burning hydrocarbons produce toxic smoke. Avoid smoke to prevent personal
injury. A minimum of two and preferably three personnel are required to operate the fire
suppression equipment trailer set. Injury can result from moving hoses when in operation.
The fire suppression equipment trailer set holds 150 feet (46 meters) of twin agent hose
assembly and the auxiliary mobile hose reel cart carries 150 feet (46 meters) of twin agent
hose assembly. Connecting the auxiliary mobile hose reel cart will give a maximum reach of
300 feet (91 meters). Flow rate with 300 feet (91 meters) of hose will be reduced.
Put on protective clothing.
Determine if the auxiliary hose reel cart is needed.
If cart is to be used proceed to step b. If not, go to step c.