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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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The Fire Engineering 2020 High-Rise Supplement

Articles from Jerry Tracy, Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail and more   Click on the photo to open the supplement Fire Engineering Check out the July 2020 high-rise firefighting supplement, which features articles by Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail, ...

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High-Rise Ops: Broken Standpipe System

Overcoming a break in the piping     Fire Engineering Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and Oakland (CA) Lt. Daryl Liggins discuss the effects of a broken supply line from the FDC into the building and methods to overcome this problem. ...

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High-Rise Ops: Four Critical Points for Standpipe Operations

See what happens when you miss these four     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Dave McGrail and company demonstrate the difference between a hoseline stretch from a standpipe when these four crucial points are missed. These videos are for ...

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High-Rise Ops: The Apartment Stretch

Recon, drop points, and more     Fire Engineering – Training Minutes: Denver (CO) Assistant Chief Dave McGrail discusses high-rise apartment firefighting, including establishing a fire attack stairwell; the role of the truck company in recon; hoseline drop points; door ...

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High-Rise Standpipe Limits

Training with the Palo Alto Fire Department     Palo Alto Fire Department Training – High-rise standpipe limitations.

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Kochek Makes All-in-One Kit for High-Rise Building Attack

Developed in response to requests from first responders     Putnam, CT—Kochek Company, LLC, has just introduced its new HiRise Kit, carefully designed to carry the basic tools and adapters needed to combat fire in hotel and high-rise buildings. Developed ...

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Humpday Hangout: High-Rise Firefighting

Live discussion with Bill Gustin and guests     Fire Engineering – Join Mike Dugan, Bill Gustin, and the group as they discuss high rise firefighting and public education for high rise occupants with their special guest Lieutenant Jim Davis ...

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