Required Fire Flow

  I recently read an article that talked about, among other issues, the “required fire flow” for various fireground situations. As I have stated here many times, nothing, absolutely nothing, is as important to fire extinguishment at a...


  I recently read an article that talked about, among other issues, the “required fire flow” for various fireground situations. As I have stated here many times, nothing, absolutely nothing, is as important to fire extinguishment at a structural fire as water. Water is the king at...


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If you simply decide to have two 2½-inch hoselines stretched, you would quickly come up with 50 gpm as a minimum and another 100 or 200 gpm as a safe surplus to supply these two lines. That’s 600 or 700 gpm, which comes out just about where the formula and math quiz left you. Start water!