This video from the Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue Training Division examines how to improvise a "Cleveland"/coil from hose configured in conventional horseshoe or accordion bundle folds.
High-rise fires present a variety of situations that will require you to think outside of the box. Guido Calcagno reviews considerations for hoseline operations in high-rise fires.
Host James Johnson talks with guest Kyle Smith about standpipe and fire pump systems.
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.
Mark van der Feyst reviews additional items that can be placed in a standpipe tool kit.
Mark van der Feyst reviews some of the fundamentals when it comes to putting together a standpipe hose kit.
Anthony Rowett Jr. looks at the statistics and best practices to avoid having an unexpected reduction in your flow rate or, worse, a complete loss of water during standpipe system operations.
In this Training Minutes video, Paul Dansbach looks at some of the details on a typical building standpipe system, including a combination sprinkler-standpipe riser, control valves, a pressure regulating device, and roof manifold.
"There is no 'never' and 'always' in the world of firefighting, but there are some pretty hard and fast rules, one of them being the location of standpipe hose connections in high-rise buildings," writes Clay Magee.
Bill Gustin explains how modern constructions trends affect standpipe operations in a structural (high-rise) fire, the adjustments that should be made, and how training and tactics should be adjusted.