Demob Hose Lays Faster – How-to Melon Roll

Our firefighting friends in British Columbia swear by the melon roll method when they need to demobilize hose in the field.

The big benefit over end or centre rolling is of course speed, as WATERAX Product specialist Alex demonstrates in our how-to video.

Two melon rolls can be connected together by the couplings and slung over your shoulders or backpack for an easy carry.

If your agency has a prescribed technique for rolling hose you should absolutely use it, but it’s always nice to know another quick & dirty method if you find yourself in a jam.

Watch the How-to Video

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Our firefighting friends in British Columbia swear by the melon roll method when they need to demobilize hose in the field. The big benefit over end or centre rolling is of course speed, as WATERAX Product specialist Alex demonstrates in our how-to video. Two melon rolls can be connected together by the couplings and slung over […]

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