This is a great drill from a great Brother and friend, Lance Peeples of the Webster Groves Fire Department in St. Louis County. Look for more great material from Lance in the future. Daily Drill 1: Standpipe Operations “The Daily Drill” is designed to spark discussion about operational issues in YOUR […]
If you have a high rise or respond on mutual aid to a high rise district, do you know if they are marked for floor identification? If so, do you know how they corresspond with the interior labels? High rise buildings are marked differently, if at all. In our area the windows are typically marked […]
The picture shown is a stand pipe in a hotel. I went to ice in the hotel I was staying in and this was right next to the ice machine. I didn't measure it, but this standpipe would be very difficult to connect to. Additionally, if we did get connected with hose only, there would certainly be a kink at the coupling, further reducing our pressure.
Here are four great videos showing you the differences in the kind of nozzles and set ups for high rise firefighting. If you don’t know about or visited the Brotherhood’s site, you really are missing out on some great stuff. You can also become a Facebook Fan and get regular updates. Enjoy the videos and […]
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal with the Sullivan Fire Protection District, a combination department, and a career firefighter/paramedic with the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District in North St. Louis County.