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Matt McDowell's Blog – February 2011 Archive (2)

Straight Stream vs. Fog: A Visual Aid

Among one of the greatest, and most historic debates in the fire service is the use of smooth bore versus fog nozzles.  What’s better and/or safer etc.?  A byproduct of that debate is hose stream selection for fire attack.  The question is, do you use a wide fog pattern, a narrow fog (a.k.a. power cone) or a straight (or solid) stream for offensive interior fire attack?  Watch this video and form your own conclusions.…


Added by Matt McDowell on February 23, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Charlotte FD Video & Modern Residential Construction

I was recently emailed a link to this YouTube video from the Charlotte Fire Department from a large fire in a model home.  This is a great video to learn from.  They've included great video, radio traffic and a very informative news interview from BC Mike Wilson.


Click here to see the video and join the discussion!


Thanks & be SAFE!

Added by Matt McDowell on February 8, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments

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