ENGINE COMPANY STANDPIPE OPERATIONS: TACTICAL USE OF 21⁄2-INCH HANDLINES, PART 1

05/01/2005
In the February 2005 issue (“Engine Company Stand- pipe Operations: Pressure-Regulating Devices”), I addressed the wide range of potential problems associated with pressure-regulating devices. I also outlined some of the potential solutions firefighters can use to overcome the myriad problems they may encounter during standpipe operations. Most notably was the recommendation to use a 21⁄2-inch handline for standpipe operations, especially those operations that take place in large, uncompartmentalized high-rise office buildings. In this two-part article, I will address the tactical use of 21⁄2-inch hose for fireground operations with an emphasis on those operation...

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