The in-line pressure gauge is an essential and often overlooked piece of equipment when operating off of a standpipe. From the earliest days of our pump operator training we are taught to start at the nozzle and work back to the pump to calculate the discharge pressure for a given line. Lets look at a […]
Over the past few years there have been some big changes in the type of circular saw blades used by fire departments across the country. In the past almost all of the metal and concrete cutting was accomplished with fiber wheels made of a sacrificial material such as aluminum oxide or silicon carbide. The […]
In the last article we talked about ensuring that the striking firefighter has their top hand at least 6" down from the head of the axe. This is to ensure that any missed strikes don't crush the striking firefighters fingers. Now we are going to talk about where to place your bottom hand and how […]
Did you know standpipe systems are designed to deliver a prescribed amount of water at a prescribed pressure to the top most outlet? Unless you are a fire inspector or you are really into engine company operations you may not have put much thought into the design of a standpipe system. At first glance a […]
We specialize in the basic fundamentals of firefighting. While we believe that hazardous materials, terrorism, emergency medical and the various rescue disciplines are essential parts of the Fire Service, we also think that the basic fundamentals of firefighting have been overlooked in recent years. We are here to help turn that trend in the other direction.