|31 January 2013|
|Free to attend.|
|Approximately one hour.|
|Bill Gustin, Captain, Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department|
This class was developed for suburban fire departments that typically do not have sufficient staffing or hose load configurations to rapidly perform a conventional stairway stretch to the upper floors of residential buildings that are not tall enough to be required by code to have standpipes. Learn methods and techniques for rapidly positioning a hoseline with a minimum of personnel to the upper floors of apartment buildings, town houses, and hotels. Locating a fire in a multiple dwelling, a fool-proof method for determining the amount of hose needed to reach it, the number of firefighters needed to advance a hoseline and where to place them, and methods for stretching hoselines to courtyard and garden apartments when preconnects are too short are among other topics covered.
Please join Fire Engineering and our sponsor Key Hose for this presentation by instructor Bill Gustin.
|Bill Gustin Captain Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Department|
Key Hose, now a division of KFH Industries, was established in 1988 in Miami, Florida by Charlie Genthner. Charlie began with 16 used circular weaving looms purchased from Europe and transformed Key Hose into the world’s largest manufacturer of fire hose and related products. This state of the art manufacturer has more than 250,000 square feet of manufacturing space for the design and manufacture of fire hose.
Within that manufacturing space, raw materials like high tenacity ring spun, filament polyester and 6.6 nylon yarns are woven on more than 80 circular weaving looms. Three extruders allow for the manufacture of rubber and polyurethane lined products to be combined and cured into the highest quality fire hose. Test tables and a state of the art laboratory ensure that all fire hose is manufactured to meet current NFPA and Underwrites Laboratories standards. Custom colors and stripes are available to meet the needs of the fire departments.