Here is an example of store fronts that are off of the street. This is like an alley that runs parallel perpendicular to the main streets.
In most cases, these have a tax payer on the main level and residential units on the upper floors.
You can see that hose deployment is a priority and should be picked carefully. The wrong choice could be very detrimental. This brings up a good question: what type of hose loads do you use and deploy for non-traditional lays?
How long are they and what other uses are they good for? What sizes and configurations do you use? Where do you keep these loads and how are they loaded?
We have to remember that the atypical fire requires atypical tactics in some cases and the norm of pulling a 1 3/4 inch cross lay or speed load just isn’t going to get it done.
Train hard and be careful.