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    Default adult line acronym

    Does anyone know what the acronym adult for line selection stand for. I believed coined by ray hoff from chicago.

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    Chief John Newell taught me the ADULTS method for 2-1/2" handline selection.

    A-Advanced fire conditions
    D-Defensive operations
    U-Unknown fire conditions (involvement/size of fire)
    L-Large uncompartmented areas (large open areas)
    T-Tons of water needed (commercial fires)
    S-Standpipe operations

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    ADULTS - sounds like something good to remember for any time you might be thinking big water.
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    FDNY used it and was talked much by "Sir" FF Andrew Fredricks in his classes and videos. I believe it was an FDNY made acronym for their promotional test

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    I don't want to hear anything about a truckie knowing some engine crap. I spent a couple years on one before I saw the light.

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