Stretch from the Rig or Use the Standpipe?
For fires in buildings of 2-5 stories (low/mid-rise) equipped with standpipes, do you stretch from the rig or use the standpipe. How do factors such as staffing, location of stairwells, location and extent of fire etc factor into this decision?
If you use the rig, do you stretch 2 1/2" all the time instead of using the standpipe or will it be based on the fire situation?
Does the presence of sprinklers effect your decision, and more speifically is the decision different if its a 13 versus a 13R system?
I'm looking at the issue of having enough hose on the rig to make the stretch versus having to use a standpipe and the pros/cons of each and where the line is drawn to make the decision. In this decision, also taking into account which line (1 3/4" vs 2 1/2" based on fire and regardless of standpipe).
Thanks in advance.