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    "So much of it". It was meant as more of a generalization than a broadsweeping definitive, but I can definitely see how it can be seen as such. I apologize.


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    My favorite all around nozzle is a low pressure set gallonage combo nozzle (set on straight stream of course ) such as the Elkhart Chief 150gpm @75 psi for 1 3/4" or the 250gpm @50 psi for 2 1/2". They are simple and easy to use. They can be used on straight stream for direct fire attack or where a narrow fog would be nice such as wetting down exposures.

    But remember, get what best works for your department.

    This can be a pretty volatile topic. I'm going to try to tip toe through this thread... I don't need any more time off.

    Maybe I should join the I.A.C.O.J. and put in for a Purple Hydrant.
    I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!

    One friend noted yesterday that a fire officer only carries a flashlight, sometimes prompting grumbling from firefighters who have to lug tools and hoses.
    "The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
    -from a tragic story posted on firefighterclosecalls.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopper12
    "So much of it". It was meant as more of a generalization than a broadsweeping definitive, but I can definitely see how it can be seen as such. I apologize.
    No apologies necessary. I understand what you were trying to say.
    Proud East Coast Traditionalist.

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    My career FD uses combo nozzles on the preconnects and low pressure break aparts on the standpipe packs.

    My volly FD uses low pressure combos with break aparts for all the attack lines.

    I would prefer smooth bores all around but the low pressure nozzle is a good compromise. It makes a decent straight stream.

    The biggest issue with using combo nozzles is TRAINING. Teach your people not to use fog in an area where you or other firefighters are or where possibly salvagable victims are,

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    nevermind
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    If you're a less aggressive, more defensive department, the longer reach and harder hitting of a smoothbore will serve you well.

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