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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.
Ray McCormack

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Comment by Wayne Benner Jr on January 2, 2009 at 11:41am
We dont know what we use as we never think about it. Were set up for 1.5 donut roll???????????????
So I would love to learn something new.
Comment by Adam Frick on January 2, 2009 at 11:34am
Much interested in learning more about tandem attack.
Comment by Jeff Schwering on January 1, 2009 at 8:13pm
Ray, we currently use 2.5 w/ 100ft. of 1.5, we can take the 1.5 off to let us use the 2.5 with a smooth bore nozzle. I'm also interested in the video.
Comment by Larry Glover on January 1, 2009 at 4:21pm
I'm interested also.

Thank You

Larry Glover
Comment by Marty Mayes on January 1, 2009 at 3:58pm
I am interested in the video.

Thanks, Marty
Comment by Joel Holbrook on January 1, 2009 at 2:39pm
Brother Tim, not to sound like a complete retard here, but what is a "plastic rotary fog nozzle"? You have sparked my it an NFPA compliant nozzle?
Comment by Josh Materi on January 1, 2009 at 2:39pm
I would really appreciate any information on tandem attacks.

Thanks in advance.

Josh Materi
Comment by Timothy Overly on January 1, 2009 at 11:40am
We use 100ft 1 3/4" with plastic rotary fog nozzles. Can't seem to get the Chiefs to understand what is wrong with that picture. Would love to have a copy of your video to show them: Thanks
Comment by Joel Holbrook on January 1, 2009 at 10:24am
We are in the same boat as well, 200' 1 3/4 with adjustable fog tips (For Now!!). We are currently looking into a possible switch to shorter lines and smoothbore tips. Shoot me a copy of the video as well.
Comment by Jeff Clayton on December 31, 2008 at 11:00am
We use 1 1/2 lines with fog nozzles for standpipe ops in my department, connecting on different floors. With the GPM that we have to work with from the nozzle, the proper method of a tandem attack would be very beneficial to us. I'd be very interested in seeing this video and learning more about it. Thanks Ray.

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