Your Initial Attack Line!
Members help me out and possibly gain better understanding! Any feedback is knowledge and is appreciated!
Volunteer or Paid...Everyone has that first line they stretch on most responses. There are times certain situations call for a different line, but in general each dept often refers to that initial attack line(s).
Frequently these lines are very similar setups throughout the fire service but it really depends on the your department and the types of fires your department most often attend. It is going to vary depending on your community and needs of that community and possibly budget.
In an attempt to get a general idea of what Fire Departments are using it would be great to hear back on your Community Fire Department setup for initial attack line. There is "No" one is right or wrong reply on this subject. It is clearly "whats works for you" subject.
This is a great opportunity to share and to also learn about the differences for any particular setup. In some cases it may prompt you to consider a change or ask further questions.
Provide as much or as little detail you are in the mood for. If you're not sure, ask someone in the department like the Chief, training officer or the experienced pumper operator.
So here is an example of detail:
Hose - 200' (1x 100' section with 2x 50' sections) Angus Hi-Combat 1-3/4" attack hose with 1-1/2" NPSH tread, yellow in colour, mounted mid-section of truck with flat lay in cross-bed located closest to cab, 1-1/2 reducer on 2" pumper connection
Nozzle - Task Force Tips Select-able flow G-Force 30/60/95/125/150 fog nozzle with fixed pressure @75psi pistol grip
Reason - this length will take care of most residential houses in our area and the #1 discharge is pre-connected to foam system mounted on pumper operators side in event we require foam. The nozzle
Less detail example:
Our department uses a 150' of canvas red Fire Chief hose with Pok nozzle 95gpm at 100psi.
Thank you everyone for your input and check back often to see the results.#fire #hose #nozzle #firetruck #firefighter #firstin