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    Hello - I am curious if anyone has any information on the pros and cons of using a high-pressure line during fire attack. We currently have 2 trucks w/ third stage pumps; I personally want to get away from the thought of using a high-pressure attack line. Does anyone have any good reference material or articles/studies?

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    As George mentioned in the other thread: Old, outdated thinking on high pressure attack. The issue is, and the proof is scientifically proven, GPM must be enough to overcome BTU's. Steam conversion requires tight areas, no viable victims and time. A fire in large oncompartmented space will not allow steam production without firefighters being way in and will take too muck time to convert.

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    we use them as brush trucks these days, but the pump packings are starting to get spendy and hard to find so these trucks are 3rd run. luckly we have 2 other brush trucks in each station so these ones get a break.

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