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Friction loss in Wyed Lines
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Shovald Mar 7, 2014.

Exposure reports
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave LeBlanc Apr 16, 2008.

Code 3 response
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Started this discussion. Last reply by iris Dec 21, 2011.


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Feb 4, 2014
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Friction loss in Wyed Lines

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
Feb 4, 2014
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May 24, 2012
iris replied to Bob Shovald's discussion Code 3 response
"i'm not so familiar with that way. but i know every department has their own way to operate in code 3. we can learn much from here. that's the advantages."
Dec 21, 2011
Michael Bricault (ret) replied to Bob Shovald's discussion Code 3 response
"-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…"
Mar 7, 2010
John K. Murphy replied to Bob Shovald's discussion Code 3 response
"Bob Good question. 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…"
Mar 6, 2010
Brian Bilinski replied to Bob Shovald's discussion Code 3 response
"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…"
Mar 6, 2010
Russ Chapman replied to Bob Shovald's discussion Solid Stream Nozzles in the group Start Water
"Brother 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…"
Jan 18, 2010

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Lives in:
Coeur d Alene Idaho
Coeur d Alene Fire Department
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Top issues in your department:
Growing pains. We are a large small department but also a small large department. This presents all kinds of unique situations.
Professional Qualifications:
Hazmat tech
Driver operator instructor
Topics you provide training for:
Driver operator
Engine company operations
Areas of expertise:
Engine company operations
Driver operator
Apparatus specifications
20 years service
Captain E322 - Station 3 / Coeur d Alene Fire Dept.

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At 6:31pm on April 28, 2009, Brad Hoff said…
Hey time I make it down your way I'll be sure to stop in and say hello. Got some extended family in that neck of the woods.

Stay safe

At 10:40pm on February 13, 2009, Brad Cordes said…
Hello, when is your guys fire school. My Chief told me there is one coming to your town. I have been ther a couple of times what a great town.
At 10:10pm on December 10, 2008, jay comella said…
If they'll have me.
Happy holidays to you too.
Stay Low,
At 10:28am on November 18, 2008, Bob Shovald said…
Hi Chief
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.

Stay safe and happy holidays!
At 6:48pm on November 15, 2008, Rick Lasky said…
Hi Bob,

Sorry buddy we don't. Hey, great article in FE brother!!! Way to go!!

Be safe.
At 3:12pm on November 13, 2008, Nick Weiland said…
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.

Be Safe!

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