First-Due Standpipe Operations
Date & Time
Friday, July 24, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Standpipe operations can be a complex and for some firefighters a very rare operation. Yet standpipe equipped buildings can be found in the response area of almost every fire department. Firefighters must understand how to effectively operate from standpipe systems, especially with the reduced staffing levels that are common in the fire service today. What size hoseline? Proper staffing? Smoothbore or fog? Operate from the system or stretch from the street? Pump the FDC or let the fire pump supply the system? Dry stretch or charge the line in the stairwell? All these questions will be answered during this class.