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Standpipe Operations Part II

More training with Bill Gustin     Fire Engineering   Bill Gustin examines equipment in a standpipe accessory bag, choosing the size of hose line for standpipe operations and deployment of hose bundle folds. Viewers will learn how to determine ...

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Standpipes 101, Part 2: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Always flow the proper amount of water at the right pressure     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering In Part 1 of this series, I covered the basics of standpipe systems such as National Fire Protection Association codes, types ...

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Standpipe Rack Tips

Two methods of packing and deployment     Fire Engineering Nick Martin and company demonstrate two different methods for packing hose loads for deployment in high-rise and non-high-rise firefighting scenarios. Sponsored by Globe.  

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Standpipe 101, Part 1: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Everything is interconnected, and firefighters cannot make decisions without the proper knowledge     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The late Andy Fredericks once said: “Standpipe systems are like a big black hole. You put water in one end ...

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When Does A Fire Pump Test Header Become a Wall Hydrant for Firefighting?

Using a pump test header     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) uses a fire pump test header manifold as a water source in a massive transit bus facility devoid of hydrants within ...

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How to Improvise a Cleveland or Coil Load for Standpipe Operations

Training with Bill Gustin     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how to improvise a “Cleveland”/coil from hose configured in conventional horseshoe or accordion bundle folds. This procedure may be necessary when the length of a hallway is ...

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High-Rise Fires and Elevator Functions

One of the biggest problems with using elevators is complacency     By Mike Posner | Fire Engineering   “E-2 to Command. We need air bottles to the 37th floor. Crews are running low!” This could happen to any crew ...

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High-Rise Ops: Door Control & Interior Operations

Door control with three-person engine     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes: Sean Gray is joined by Los Angeles County (CA) Captain Chad Christensen, who explains his department’s approach to door control with a three-firefighter engine company performing interior firefighting ...

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LODD Anniversary: Two New York Firefighters Die in High-Rise Building Fire

Remember the fallen with the lessons learned     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On August 18, 2007, a 53-year-old male career fire fighter (Victim #1) and a 33-year-old male career fire fighter (Victim #2) became trapped ...

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Fires in High-Rise Fireproof Multiple Dwellings

Determining the fire floor in a HRFPMD requires patience   By Danny Sheridan | Fire Engineering, September 2019   Even though the two buildings in the above photos look similar on the exterior, they are vastly different. (Photos 1, 2) ...

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