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I keep reading how departments insist on using 13/4 lines for Standpipe operations. Usually the set up includes a gated Wye, so a second line can also be stretched to supplement the lower GPM's. How many departments have ever trained on a tandem attack. If anyone is interested in learning more about how to do this leave your information on the comment page. A video on this topic will be available early next year.
Sincerely,
Ray McCormack

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Comment by Tony Perez on February 21, 2010 at 8:00pm
Ray,
just wondering if you still have the tandem attck video. If so were can I view it.

Thanks
Tony p. thesprings11@yahoo.com
Tampa F.D.
Comment by Robert Seviour on April 9, 2009 at 2:49am
Lexan (polycarbonate) nozzles - I need to check the specs.
Comment by Matt Bertsch on April 2, 2009 at 8:19am
Greatly appreciated, Thanks! mbertsch@greenawaldsfire.com
Comment by Jeff Hicks on March 13, 2009 at 9:42am
I would like some info please. Thanks

hicks42emt@yahoo.com
Comment by Nick Weiland on March 13, 2009 at 12:17am
Good discussions. My companieS also use the gated wye. I prefer a reducer (which i carry in my pocket), since we still use small lines in hi rise senarios. Brother Ray, if you get a moment please send the video my way, tower20ladder@aol.com
Comment by Doug Yates on January 13, 2009 at 2:37pm
Tim. I'm in the same boat as you. We have the lexan nozzles in our apartment packs on our second and third due engines. I've been trying to convince the chiefs to switch to something like the Akron Blitz Tip for the packs for some time now.
Comment by Rob Cannon on January 12, 2009 at 9:21pm
We have 1 3/4" smooth bore nozzles with a 1" tip. We have our hi rise pack attached to a gated wye 3" leader line. We have a few apartment fires that we've utilized our leader line.

Usually we pull our 250' 2 1/2' Apt. Line with smooth bore on the end for apt. fires... burned enough garden style apts. in the past that this is our standard line we pull in tendem with the leader line.

I learned something new here... good topic!
Comment by Ray McCormack on January 11, 2009 at 10:12pm
I love this nozzle! I use it all the time to blow smoke out the window after the fire is out. This nozzle is what I call a Hotel Tip it puts out apx 70 gpm. This is NOT an attack nozzle.
Comment by Joel Holbrook on January 8, 2009 at 9:24pm
Thanks brother.. what kind of gpm will that give you..I'm not knockin your shop, but I'm amazed your chief would allow such a nozzle to be used on a primary interior attack line?! Whats the overall opinion of your guys? How long have they been used and what was the logic when purchased?
Comment by Timothy Overly on January 8, 2009 at 5:49pm
Here is a picture of the nozzle that we were using on our high rise packs. They are slowly being replaced with fog nozzles, but there are still a couple in service.

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