The blitz attack is one way firefighters can get water to and on the fire quickly. Mark van der Feyst reviews the fundamentals of this approach.
Paul Watlington looks at some of the factors effective driver/operators must deal with when it comes to fulfilling this critical fireground function.
Rudy Horist describes the challenges of achieving and maintaining a water supply at a residential, balloon-frame structure, in a nonhydranted area and how the water supply issue is addressed throughout the year.
In some cases, the critical function of water supply is lacking critical thinking. Brian Brush takes a look at evaluating your water supply operations.
This simulation provides you with a set of basic skill exercises for your drivers/pump operators, from apparatus inspection to operating the pump panel.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue has devised a procedure to boost pressure in a building's standpipe system in deliver sufficient hose outlet pressure for hoselines.
Be available to assist all personnel involved with the water delivery operations if the need it. Paul Shapiro on delivering the water.
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.
The driver position is required for the rest of the team to prosper. Read more from Mark van der Feyst.
Joseph R. Polenzani explains how to get the most exact flow reading from the apparatus-mounted deck gun.