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Which nozzle for fashover?

Suppose you are "deep in the heat" on a 1 3/4" when things go awry (flash or near-flash). Which nozzle do you want on your line and why?

Started by Scott Zogg

39 Jan 13, 2012
Reply by Timothy Patrick

Dealing with PRV's and PRD's

Currently we do not have inline gauges for our standpipe kits.  With this current lack of equipment we have found the need to pump the stan…

Started by Jeremy Williams

0 Dec 30, 2011

TFT Low pressure atomatic nozzle or 15/16 smooth bore

What do you think Brothers Low pressure with the spring /piston valve or smooth bore for interior attack.

Started by Greg Wyant

8 Oct 8, 2011
Reply by Greg Wyant

Opening the Nozzle in Smoke

If you can remember from what you were taught or if you currently instruct in engine operations how do you handle the question of opening t…

Started by Ray McCormack

125 Apr 18, 2011
Reply by Pierre-Louis LAMBALLAIS

Smooth Bore PDP

Hello guys.   My department just entered the 1980's and are starting to use our first smooth bore nozzles. We are going to have a 15/16 tip…

Started by Joe McClelland

5 Feb 22, 2011
Reply by Alan Butsch

Chicago LODD

Someone please tell me that the VACANT commercail laundry building had people in it to save.  That there was an occupied exposure attached,…

Started by Russ Chapman

5 Dec 26, 2010
Reply by Ben Fleagle


Why is change hard to accomplish in the fire service when it comes to new tactics or equipment? I will start this by saying that sometimess…

Started by Paul Shapiro

2 Oct 4, 2010
Reply by Eric Myers

Kinking problems with smooth bore lines:

We have been using 15/16 solid stream nozzles for a number of years, without any issues involving lines kinking. The PDP of 135-140 PSI. gi…

Started by John Rigney

7 Aug 4, 2010
Reply by John Rigney

Straw Poll on Nozzles.

What's your service area size and call volume and do you have any large area structures in your first due area. How do you staff your Engin…

Started by Larry Lasich

6 May 9, 2010
Reply by Paul Shapiro

Problem with "Training Minutes"

Does anyone have a problem with the "Direct Fire Attack" Training Minutes.  This goes against everything we have been trying to preach!  Wh…

Started by Russ Chapman

1 Mar 14, 2010
Reply by Doug Ott


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