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.
Paul Watlington looks at some of the factors effective driver/operators must deal with when it comes to fulfilling this critical fireground function.
Joseph R. Polenzani explains how to get the most exact flow reading from the apparatus-mounted deck gun.
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.
Join Bill Gustin live from the Miami-Dade (FL) Apparatus Driving Simulator Lab with guest Lt. Dave Gates, Paul Shapiro, and Ed Collet.