HOT Session XD Nation Nozzle Operations
Facilitated by McCormack, Plofkin and Robertson
This half day class is all about improving your nozzle technique for a variety of fire attack situations based on the latest experiential research-based fire attack theory. The class builds off the Brass Tacks Hard Facts video series and will cover new tools and equipment along with best practices for residential and commercial water placement for rural, suburban and urban fire operations. The class is a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on training.
How to examine the serviceability of your nozzles under both wet and dry conditions.
Examine the differences between bleeding the nozzle for residential and standpipe fire attack.
Examine several different standpipe valves and PRD you may encounter and how to utilize them for fire attack.
Examine static, residual and operational attack pressure utilizing standpipe pressure gauges.
Examine the impact of various exterior fire control methods such as open space stream entry, from break over to lentil hits from various distances and attack angles.
Demonstrate when and how to sweep the floor with the nozzle and when to use the Bounce technique.
Examine how exterior nozzle usage and interior attack differ.
Examine the impact of the door behind you for fire attack.
Flow through a range of SB and fog nozzle patterns to determine flow coverage, distance and air entrainment levels and how that impacts operations.
Analyze the differences between “stop and flow” and “flow and move” nozzle advancement.
Demonstrate how 65 #’s NR should be the new standard for flow and move support.
Demonstrate the difference between water mapping and stream placement.
Build awareness of water flow against drop ceilings and its impact on fire attack.
Examine the benefits of base fire extinguishment.
Examine an upper height nozzle technique that avoids hitting the ceiling tiles
Examine adding 2.5” gate valves to standpipe operations, deck guns and hydrant barrels.
Examine both the O, lower case n and side to side nozzle technique on coverage area.
Cycling the nozzle, half bale operations, following the fire with water and fog tip applications.
Demonstrate specialty equipment Bresnan Distributor, High Rise nozzle, Cockloft and Bent tips.