I've seen a number of videos on proper technique for advancing hose while flowing, as well as seen this referenced in the forums here, but I have never seen a good explanation of when or why to do this. In one video, it mentioned that this was a good way to keep crews from crawling over discarded needles but that really isn't a problem where I am in rural Ohio.
I was trained to move to the fire, open up, and then shut down and move again if need be. This has served me well enough so far on the handful of real fires I've been on. I am missing something here?
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Thread: Advancing while Flowing Water
07-07-2012, 11:28 PM #1
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Advancing while Flowing Water
07-08-2012, 01:11 AM #2
Crazy, but that's how it goes
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11-19-2012, 09:15 PM #3
Had a few like that, Had to stay full bore all the way in. Needless to say it's a butt whooper on those daysBring enough hose.
11-20-2012, 09:24 AM #4
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12-12-2012, 12:09 AM #5
I honestly Think everyone over complicates fighting fire (when it comes to the nozzleman, not the whole operation.) Get in there and put the wet stuff on the red stuff.. If you need to flow water while advancing, do it. Just get it there and get some. Yes, there are situtation where you might need to consider different variables but 90% of the time your going to advance your hose to (fill in the blank) and let er' rip. I've tried all the different "Techinques" of putting water on fire and they are all ridiculous... Just put the water on the fire. from the ceiling to the base of the fire... done"....train as if your life depends on it, because one day it could.."
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