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Tanker fill time cut in half with Siamese and large diameter hose

Issue 4 and Volume 138.

Tanker fill time cut in half with Siamese and large diameter hose DEPARTMENTS Dispatches In areas where water has to be carried to the fire, an efficient tanker operation is invaluable. One way of getting a longer, more continuous fire flow is with the use of a Siamese and large diameter hose, as outlined by Assistant Chief Don Curtis (“Rural Hitch,” FIRE ENGINEERING, December 1984). Employing a somewhat similar technique, the Elora Fire Department, Elora, Ontario, devised a method of quickly getting the water from the source into the tanker. Using a 2 1/2 * 2 1/2 * 4-inch Siamese and 4-inch diameter hose, the department is able to fill its 1,500-imperial-gallon (1,875 U.S. gallons) tanker in under three minutes. The normal tanker filling method involved a single pump and 2 1/2-inch hose. Each end of the 2 1/2-inch Siamese is fitted with 15 feet of 3-inch hose (fitted with…

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