Does anyone know why when figuring friction loss in wyed lines (all wyes equal) you only figure for one of the wyed lines? I get asked this all the time and have not been able to find the reasoning.ThanksSee More
"-As Chief Halton has already explained, in the City of Albuquerque, the Fire Department policy for responding Code 3 was to limit the speed of apparatus to ten mph above the posted limit with road conditions permitting. If there are hazardous road…"
1) Dump the 10 mph over rule as it’s generally unenforceable and adopt your state's legal standard for emergency response. For example in Washington State under RCW 46.61.035 (c) Exceed the maximum speed limits so…"
"Need some help we have changed how we respond to calls for medical needs does anyone have a policy that breaks down what medical calls are lights and sirens and what calls are normal traffic. we are a MFR department that has an automatic response…"
Check this article out. I am an adjucnt instructor for the Connecticut Fire Adademy, Cadre leader of the Engine Company stuff. We lay this out for classes I teach. It is an eye opener, and has sold many a fire chief that thier Automatics are…"
Thanks it was fun putting the article together together. Now I am doing some research on the use of hydrants (new mission) Do you have any SOPs or the like that you can share in regards to hydrant use for your dept?. I am looking for techniques to take the hydrant, additional appliances used as well as policies like: How many hydrants do you take for a single family vs. commercial jobs.
Hey brother, thanks for your thoughts and time to reply. I actually made a few copies of your article a week before you had replied to me. (hope thats ok). But i thought it was very ironic. Anyway we actually use that break away system where i work, and I think it works out pretty good. I think I'm making slow progress here at the volly house. Thanks again, and we should def. keep the ideas flowing.
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