In the well-read October 2007 Fire Engineering Article “How Kinks Affect Your Fire Attack System” Jerry Knapp along with Tim Pillsworth, Christopher Flatley, and Doug Leihbacher go into great detail how kinks affect your fire flows.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE - Jerry Knapp
Jerry Knapp is a 39-year veteran firefighter/EMT with the West Haverstraw (NY) Fire Department and a training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York.
He is a member of the technical panel for the Underwriters Laboratories research on interior and exterior fire attack at residential fires.
He is the chief of the Rockland County (NY) Hazmat Team and a former nationally certified paramedic. He has a degree in fire protection and is an adjunct professor of fire technology.
He authored the Fire Attack chapter in Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II and has had numerous articles published in Fire Engineering.
Nozzle Reaction not managed properly can have a great effect upon the fire attack team.