Diamond Chief
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hydrant assist valves

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Weinberg Nov 28, 2011. 7 Replies

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hugh Feb 23, 2009. 20 Replies


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Ben Weinberg replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"You might want to give TFT a look. They have a new assist valve. I've seen it in Fire Apparatus Magazine and watched the videos. Might be another one to consider."
Nov 28, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"When planning for a water system failure, you need to carry hard sleeve/suction hose and a map of your static water sources, not a hydrant assist valve."
Nov 20, 2011
Nathan Henderson replied to Diamond Chief's discussion L.D.H. "Love It, or Hate It"
"I like LDH. When we reload the hose we roll the sections (100') into a straight roll then we lay them on a lazy susan which makes loading it pretty easy with 2-3 people. Our LDH is rubber jacketed though I have heard they can get pinholes in…"
Nov 20, 2011
Don Catenacci replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"What possible difference will a hydra-assist valve make if you have a water sytem failure?  Is the enginge that hooks to the valve going to manufacture water to supply to the attack engine?  "
Nov 19, 2011
Tim Karp replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"We have been using the hydra-assist valve for 20 years made by Snaptite.   I am aware that many departments will defend their hydrant pressures, hydrant spacing, LDH hose, sufficient apparatus/manpower, response times, etc for not trying the…"
Nov 19, 2011
Ben Waller replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"We have adequate spacing that we don't use hydrant assist valves.  We use split 5" LDH lays if required and sometimes lay in dry with the 2nd-due engine relaying without a hydrant assist valve.   For relays or direct hydrant…"
Nov 18, 2011
Diamond Chief replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"We have looked at the Kochek assist valve and the Humat Valve."
Nov 18, 2011
Tim Karp replied to Diamond Chief's discussion hydrant assist valves
"We use a 4" hydra-assist valve on our 4" supply lines for every fire. There is minimal friction loss and it only weights 35lbs. When you need an increase in water pressure from the next engine company on scene, it works well to have the…"
Nov 18, 2011

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At 11:10pm on February 15, 2009, Don Vuletic said…
Hey Chief any luck finding a aerial yet.
At 12:02am on January 15, 2009, Firefighter Dison said…
thanks for the invite i see you already know my father. looking forward to hearing from you.
At 4:32pm on January 12, 2009, firechief911 said…
thanks for the add stay safe
At 9:25pm on January 9, 2009, Don Vuletic said…
Hello Chief, I thought about your question and I am trying to find a check list that I had. We made up a list of what to check. If I find it I will let you know.
At 11:28pm on January 8, 2009, Don Vuletic said…
Hey Chief, Good luck on your search for a truck. Be carefull and get all the info you can, and ask lotsof questions???????
At 7:17am on January 7, 2009, 144Truck said…
Greetings from the fozen wasteland of New England, Thanks for the add.
Best of luck on the aerial search, keep us posted.

Fight Hard. Stay Safe.

J. A. Lorenzetti
Chief, WSFD
At 11:54am on January 5, 2009, John said…
Thanks and good luck to you on an exercise program, with the right mind set we can do this.
At 10:37am on January 5, 2009, Jack Jr. said…
I was raised in Paragould, I have gone back to visit until I lost my mom three yrs. ago but I left there thirty five yrs. ago . My dad was a police officer there before I was born. I was born in Homestead Fla. moved to Paragould when I was six. If there was jobs available we might move back. I love it in Ark.
At 6:16pm on January 1, 2009, John Bierling said…
Hello Chief,
Please check out my web site: www.IncidentMT.com
Would you please send your email address so I can send some information about incident command training and responder wellness. Thanks, John
At 12:10am on September 13, 2008, Duke Evans said…
At delight fd

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