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Street Hydraulics: Setting Up for Successful Pump Operations

Friday, April 28
This class will explore the differences in process to properly supply and pressurize handlines on the fireground, the difference between pressure and volume in a two-stage pump, and how to identify nozzle reaction as an issue in some cases. It teaches how the pressure governor works through engine cues, the relationship of gauges, how to identify how much volume of water is available, and the difference between using tank water and a positive water source. Learn to choose between the backstretch and inline pumping, depending on hydrant location and staffing, as well as how to choose the proper intake to leave the front of the building clear for aerial apparatus.'
Christopher Howard, Firefighter - Fire Department of New York