- High-rise/standpipe hose packs: A Primer, Part 1. Mcgrail, David M. // Fire Engineering;Jul99, Vol. 152 Issue 7, p48
Part I. Provides an overview of the methods used to assemble, store, transport, and stretch the high-rise/standpipe hose pack of the Denver, Colorado Fire Department (DFD). Adoption of a standard high-rise hose pack by DFD; Steps in assembling the high-rise hose pack; Tips on proper storage of...
- Working with large-diameter hose, part 1. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Jan2000, Vol. 153 Issue 1, p65
Reports on the use of the large-diameter hose (LDH) by the Miami-Dade County, Florida fire department. Benefits and drawbacks, and training for the use of LDH; Guidelines for stretching LDH; Restoration of three-inch hose on the apparatus; Laying out from smaller hosebeds; Avoidance of injuries.
- HOSE LOADS FOR INCREASED OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS. Sitz, Tom // Fire Engineering;May2003, Vol. 156 Issue 5, p57
Describes hose load management implemented by fire departments to increase operational effectiveness. Deployment of preconnected attack lines; Number of static hosebeds off the rear of the engine for reverse laying.
- PRECONNECTS, PART 1: LOCATIONS, LOADS, AND 'LEAD OUTS' Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Apr2002, Vol. 155 Issue 4, p77
Part I. Features the preconnected attack hoselines for fire departments. Operation process of preconnect pressures; Improvements in preconnect processes; Standard height of front-bumper preconnect.
- REVERSE (LAY) THINKING. Reardon, John A. // Fire Engineering;Apr2000, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p107
Focuses on the use of crosslay hose load in firefighting operations of the Hometown Fire Department in the United States. Impact of the use of crosslays on the status of the fire department; Scenarios involving the use of reverse lays; Pros and cons of using reverse and forward lay.
- Untitled. // New Yorker;5/8/1978, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p156
The article reports that the home of Mike Lewis was almost ruined through the joint effort of three fire departments. His home, which is located near Harbin's Store in the State Line, was said to be near destruction because of the bright parabolas of hose water thrusted into the sky. Those hose...
- FIGHTING TO WIN IN HIGH-RISE AND STANDPIPE OPERATIONS. Krause, Robert C. // Fire Engineering;Mar2006, Vol. 159 Issue 3, p123
The article discusses an approach to fighting fires in high-rise buildings or buildings supplied with standpipes. Techniques that incorporate large hose with smooth bore nozzles help firefighters deal effectively with such situations. Several courses of action are recommended. These include...
- 5 for fighting fires. FAULKNER, JIMMY // Fire Chief;Jan2013, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p74
The article offers information about quintuple combination pumper or quint, a fire service apparatus that serves the dual purpose of an engine and a ladder truck. It discusses the five functions which quint provides including pump, water tank, fire hose and aerial device. It further discusses...
- DON'T FORGET GRANT ALTERNATIVES. Keeser, Ed // Fire Chief;Dec2004, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p74
Presents an account of the Douglassville Volunteer Fire Department's receipt of a grant from the Texas Forest Service for the purchase of a replacement slip-in hose and pump unit to fight wildland fires. Account by Fire Chief Lee Wellborn; Rising cost of providing fire protection to a small...