5/25/17 – This evening the crew assembled at the Lancaster Host Resort for some water movement training. The scenario was that a major fire was occurring and a large volume water flow needed to be established in the hotel courtyard presenting not only the challenge of moving the water outside, but assembling a system of hoselines to move the water through the building into the courtyard. Engine 63-1 took a position at the water source which in this case was a private hydrant on the property while Engine 63-2 laid a supply line to the hotel area and began to stretch hose. A 5″ line was stretched through the building to a manifold where four 3″ lines were then assembled with various attach appliances on the ends. The overall operation continued for about 2 hours. While our goal was to move 1500 gallons per minute, we realized that the hydrant could not produce that volume of water but the drill was still beneficial for both attack personnel and pump operators. Thanks to the Host for “hosting” our drill.