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Sprinklers for live-fire training at acquired structures

Frank Ricci talks to Guilford (CT) Fire Department Assistant Chief Wayne Vetre about an innovative system for making live burns at acquired structures safer.

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Comment by Jim Duffy on March 20, 2008 at 10:46am
Hey Mike
I agree this is no substitute for a backup line
This is in addition to - as another layer of safety
see link for more info
I will send a copy via e-mail also
Comment by Mike Donovan on March 12, 2008 at 5:46pm
For my money, I would opt for a back-up line behind the initial attack line for the following reasons, I assume that someone from inside the structure would have to communicate via radio to have the system activated ( a delay), lets hope the person outside is paying strick attention. Just playing devils advocate here, NFPA 1403
calls for a back-up line, some may decide that this tool is a good substitute. Obviously the members of the GFD are thinking outside the box in an effort to protect its members, for that they should be applauded

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