Read some thoughts from our readers from December 2020, including responses to Bobby Halton's editorial and Jerry Knapp's piece on engine work.
Paul Watlington looks at some of the factors effective driver/operators must deal with when it comes to fulfilling this critical fireground function.
You don’t need to do the math or know the precise numbers to know whether your hose stream is sufficiently pressured, writes Alex Degnan.
Anthony Rowett explains why and how to incorporate into a building’s preplan the specifics pertaining to initiating the initial hoseline should a fire occur in that structure.
Joseph R. Polenzani explains how to get the most exact flow reading from the apparatus-mounted deck gun.
By pinpointing past failures and addressing common issues head on, successful 2½-inch handline deployments will undoubtedly follow.
Richard Ray offers these best practices for getting water on the fire in a rural setting.
Paul Shapiro explains the processes for determining accurate pump discharge pressures using a flowmeter, an inline pressure gauge, and a handheld pitot gauge and offers tips for expediting calculations on the fireground and developing reference charts.
Knowing the thought process behind what the pump operator is calculating is as important as being able to plug numbers into the formulas to obtain an answer, writes Paul Spurgeon.
When it comes to supply-ing hoselines on the fireground, we all can handle the standard configurations.