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speedlay hose (firefighting)

Discussion in 'Specialized Terminology' started by panderetita1986, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. panderetita1986

    panderetita1986 Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish - Argentina
    Hello again,

    I would like to know what a "speedlay" hose means. I looked for it in many dictionaries but I still could not find anything. So I guess it must have to do with a quick deployment of the hose, but it may be a "cheap" deduction.... Here is some context (it is a newspaper article about pumpers):

    The hose bed is fabricated of 12-gauge galvanneal-steel and is approximately 69.5 inches from the ground when the apparatus is fully
    loaded. There are two 1.75 inch speedlay hose beds with trays and a
    backstop breaking system. Also featured are roll-up compartment doors
    with keyed locks.
    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. lilreal Senior Member

    Maryland
    English-USA
    panderetita,

    You have hit the nail on the head. It is referring to hose that is pre-positioned for quick deployment. It is carefully laid into a "bed" or open-sided compartment for rapid removal and extension.
     
  3. panderetita1986

    panderetita1986 Senior Member

    Buenos Aires
    Spanish - Argentina
    Thank you Lilreal, you have helped me a lot! So... could I translate it like "manguera pre-desplegada", "manguera pre-extendida"?? Do you have a better term? Thank you.
     
  4. lilreal Senior Member

    Maryland
    English-USA
    panderetita,

    No diría que la manguera esta "pre-desplegada/extendida" sino "pre-cargada" o "preparada para desplego rápido(?)."

    Tal vez, "manguera arreglada para desplego rápido"
     
  5. dboisvert New Member

    français - Québec
    Hi panderetita1986,

    If you can't find any information in dictionaries, i'd suggest you to contact a hose manufacturer. I personally think it's the fastest and the best way to have reliable informations.

    Have a nice day !
     

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