WATER ON THE FIRE
Almost all fires require the use of water for extinguishment. There are so many options when
it comes to hose and nozzle packages, that a complete and proper understanding of the water delivery system is critical. Once you have selected the best hose and nozzle package to fit your needs, you must now come up with the best set up for your apparatus. Practical knowledge and experience, not price, should be the driving factor for your next hose and nozzle purchase. Remember, as the first line goes, so goes the fire.
This program will cover all aspects of hose and nozzle options, the selection process,
and best practices for storage and deployment on your apparatus. We will also cover stretching, charging, flowing, advancing, and repacking. An attack line of proper size and length must be stretched at all fires, but more importantly, it must be staffed for success. The size, length, deployment location, and staffing for the first line are the most critical things to consider when arriving at a working fire.
Utilizing pictures and videos of fire incidents either commanded or worked by the speaker, you will see firsthand the importance of putting WATER ON THE FIRE. The opinions given in this one day, high energy presentation are based on the speaker’s experiences, both good and bad. You will get objective and experienced based information and options that are supported by Science and Research, and are backed by highly experienced firefighters and fire officers. All attendees will leave with a better understanding of water delivery through proper hose and nozzle selection, as well as tips for knowing when and where to stretch the first, second, and additional attack lines at a working fire.
More and more, we are seeing the need for two or more lines to be stretched at the fires of today and tomorrow. These lines are not always used in the traditional fashion of the 2nd line backs up the first, but may support it through attack from a different vantage point. The finer points of attack line tactics, as well as understanding the Desired Flow, Desired Reach, and Desired Combat Mobility of each line to achieve maximum results at your next fire will be discussed.
To support your initial fire attack, this seminar will also cover water supply through the use of the booster back up method, as well as supply hose bed options to ultimately take full advantage of hydrant water supply. An adequate and sustained water supply is imperative, and so many times fire departments catch hydrants without fully tapping into the available water. Forward, reverse, and split lays will also be covered to back up the booster attack. The ultimate goal is to extinguish your fire as efficiently, safely, and professionally as possible. “Hit it Hard, Hit it Fast, & Back it Up”
1. Nozzle selection
2. Attack hose selection
3. Nozzle and hose combinations
4. Supply hose options and storage
5. Water supply appliances for larger flows
6. First line selection, length, location, and staffing
7. Second line selection, length, location, and staffing
8. Positions on the Residential Attack Line
9. Positions on the Commercial Attack Line
10. Master Stream Devices
This can be a One Day, Two day, or Three days with a Hands On Day.