LAFire.. if you were answering my postOriginally Posted by LaFireEducator
We have an excellent hydrant system.
99% of the city has hydrants ( the 1% of the city that doesn't have hydrants are two private roads, one is along a lake, the other serves 1 old homestea dand has a pond in which we can draft from) , and the average hydrant pressure is 90 to 100 PSI right off the hydrant with the exception of one area, where the average hydrant pressure is 20 to 40 PSI.
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Thread: 5" vs. 3" supply hose
01-28-2006, 03:05 PM #21"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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02-01-2006, 11:04 PM #22
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We went to 5" a few years ago. Still have a choice and that is up to the first due eng. operator. If its a long run, he most definitley will lay dual 3" lines cause we only have 600' of 5". If its close enough for the 5" I prefer to hook directly to hydrant. That frees up the eng. We have an excellent hydrant system. very few places farther than 500' run to hydrant. If laying 2-threes, than eng is hooked to hydrant.
We run 2 eng. and a TL from one station. So first engine drops supply lines to second engine and goes for water. He then returns to become pump operator of second engine. Second due eng. operator (could be duty officer) and TL operator go in on first line.
Thats one reason I like the 5". We usually due reverse lay and if second due eng out of service, more than likely we don't have to worry about adaptors or reconfiguring the hose on the eng. Lots of work when there is anly three on duty and no garuntee when vollies will show up to assist, and MA is a few minutes out.
The other reason is MA. All surrounding depts. have 5" and don't have to worry about adapting fittings. Some are NS threads and some use FDNY threads.
02-03-2006, 12:33 PM #23
Originally Posted by Frosty42
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People do crazy things when they see 800'-1000' of 5" whipping/rolling/falling in front of them at 70+MPH!!!
And then just TRY to page for volunteers to come help reload it.
02-05-2006, 09:47 AM #24
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- Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
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02-07-2006, 04:44 PM #25
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- St.Louis, MO. U.S.
5" WHAT ELSE IS THERE?????
I have 3" on one department and 5" on the other. 5" blows 3" out of the WATER!!! At 400 GPM 3" loses 13 PSI per 100' and 5" loses a whopping 1 PSI. There I did the math for ya. Good luck I hope this will help the final word.
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