Engine Company Fire Fighters


Engine Company Fire Fighters

A place for all the nozzlemen to talk water flow, hose line sizes, GPM's, Smooth Bore vs. Combination, hose loads and pulls, fire attack, fire behavior, recent fires, and, oh yeah... Engine Company Operations.

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Latest Activity: May 6, 2016

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Kinks in the Cleveland Load?

Started by Mike Emillio Feb 6, 2015. 0 Replies

I've got a question for those of you who use the "Cleveland Load" aka the "Pro Load" aka the "Metro Load" aka the "Roundabout Load" for your preconnects.We have used this load with success for…Continue

But The 2-1/2 Is Soooooo Hard to Move...

Started by Bill Carey Jun 11, 2011. 0 Replies

The average complaint about the big line is that it takes a lot to advance it.The 2 1/2-inch hoseline is plagued by myths that cause our reluctance to use it, even at times when it is needed most.…Continue

Flow Metering

Started by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. May 1, 2011. 0 Replies

I enjoy reading textbooks and articles on hydraulics and what formulas to use when flowing water to extinguish the fire properly.  These are great foundations in the fire service but not 100%…Continue

April Training Prompt, Extend the Line

Started by Bill Carey. Last reply by Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr. May 1, 2011. 3 Replies

Training Prompt is a small subject prompt to be used for initiating training or general kitchen table talk, on how your department would handle a given situation.April 2010Extend the LinePreconnects…Continue

Tags: training, drill, preconnects, hoselines, training prompt

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Comment by Brian M. Speer on February 27, 2011 at 3:57pm
My department actually splits our attack lines. 1 cross lay with a combination nozzle, 1 with a smooth bore. Same thing on the back of the engine with the 2 1/2 lines. I personally like the smooth bore better although we usually set a combination nozzle at the door as a back up line and protection line for the RIC.
Comment by Ray J on February 27, 2011 at 1:21pm
both have there place....
Comment by Steiner on July 29, 2010 at 4:08pm
nice page... so im going ask the question whats everybodies preference Straight bore or Fog nozzles? our company is all fog nozzles for attack lines. i've never used a straight bore on an attack line but ive heard the knock down is a big difference
Comment by Jody Doc Sperbeck on July 28, 2010 at 11:07am
great page
Comment by Matt Nesius on March 5, 2010 at 1:18pm
We use the pistol grips, and they are a bear to hang onto when you got a lot pressure.
Comment by Matt Nesius on February 23, 2010 at 10:32am
Hey Chris saw your group, thought Id join. Im a ride-backwards engine guy myself also ride the ambulance once in a while emt-b. I also wanted to invite you to my group www.BrotherhoodFirst.com , check it out if you get a chance. Thanks
Comment by Jim Brunelle Jr. on February 23, 2010 at 9:54am

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