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.
Clay Magee finishes up his overview of standpipe operations with a look at the pump operator's role.
To control a high-rise fire, gain control of the fire building’s systems. Read more from Bill Gustin.
Once you’ve picked out or purchased your equipment, based on knowledge of the systems and your jurisdiction, it is important to decide how you are going to carry it. Clay Magee considers the benefits and disadvantages of various standpipe hosepacks.