Know Your Flow

It’s Critical to Know Your D
Flow and pick a hose and nozzle that fits your department.

I personally like the 7/8 for 3 and 4 person Engine Companies that primarily fight house fires. The 7/8 gets you 150 GPM, with 60+ feet of reach, at only 60 lbs of nozzle reaction. When you think in terms of Gallons Per Second and the nozzle flowing 2.5 GPS and your able to Flow as you go; this is putting more water on the FIRE/in the building, than 185 or 3 GPS, if the nozzle firefighter has to gate/shut down frequently. To really test what works and how much water you can throw; you need to use a flow meter and track the flow while an attack crew pushes into the drill tower.

REALISTIC Attack evaluation for a REALISTIC F I R E!!!

Till next time FLOW WATER


Three Options


150 GPM on Residential

300 GPM on Commercial Interior

600 GPM for Master Stream Operations

The 7/8, 1 3/16, 1.5″ tip. Three Flow Options for simplification of Water On The Fire!!!

Fire Stream Factors

1. Desired Amount “GPM”
2. Desired Location/Stream Reach
3. Desired Nozzle Reaction/Nozzle mobility.

County Fire Tactics “Hands On Training”

County Fire Tactics
At the Atlanta Fire Conference.
MAFFC 2015 Hands on Classes
Class Format: Hands on Training

More info at

Class Description:

This 8 hour hands on class will cover both engine and truck tactics required at your typical house fire. All students will force a door, vent a roof, take a window, conduct an interior search under smoke conditions, perform VES with ground ladders, and make a victim removal. Students will also complete a downed firefighter scenario, including packaging and removal. Engine operations, including stretching, advancing, and flowing hose lines will be practiced. This includes 1 ¾”, 2”, and 2 ½” hose lines. Understanding and making the proper WEAPON SELECTION for today’s fire ground will be stressed. This is a FAST PACED hands on class, for firefighters who want to challenge their fire ground fitness, and want to keep working with very little idle time. The instructor to student ratio will be 1:5 with additional support personnel to allow for rapid movement of the class through six rotations in full bunker gear.

Instructor(s): Curt Isakson, Jim Smith (Squad 41 FDNY), Ray McCormack (L28 FDNY), Jason Martino (Palm Beach County), Shannon Stone (Battalion 6 Fort Walton Beach), The ESCAMBIA BOYS