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Getting Familiar with Standpipe Systems

Training with Paul Dansbach     Fire Engineering Paul Dansbach looks at some of the details on a typical building standpipe system, including a combination sprinkler-standpipe riser, control valves, a pressure regulating device, and roof manifold.

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Hallway Help

Search line training with Mike Ciampo     Fire Engineering Mike Ciampo offers some insights into using the search rope in large buildings.

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Extending Your Air

SCBA training with Ric Jorge     Fire Engineering Ric Jorge and company demonstrate a survivability technique in which a firefighter can control his or her breathing and manipulate the bottle to extend their air under Mayday circumstances.  

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Standpipes 101, Part 4: A Beginner’s Guide to Standpipe Firefighting

Often oversimplified but in fact very complex     By Clay Magee | Fire Engineering The first three parts to this series dealt mostly with issues for attack crews. However, standpipe systems are not just complicated on the attack end. ...

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Securing a Room of Refuge

What happens if the apartment is too far from the stairwell?     By Mark van der Feyst| Fire Engineering Seconds count on the fireground when it comes to saving lives. This is what the fire service always strives to ...

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Pressurization Technique for Clearing Smoke

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Fire Engineering Bill Gustin and members of the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Hazmat Bureau share a technique to clear smoke from an area using a pressurization concept derived from confined space ventilation ...

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Hallway Hose Stretch

Minimize your exposure to the flow path     Fire Engineering Lieutenant Ray McCormack of the Fire Department of New York discusses a method for stretching out a hoseline from a standpipe to minimize firefighters’ exposure to the flow path ...

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Bailout from a High-Rise Building

Training on how to reach a lower floor     Fire Engineering Dan DiRenzo and crew demonstrate how a firefighter can deploy a personal-escape system to escape from an untenable situation in a high-rise building and reach a lower floor. ...

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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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