In this episode, Jeff Shupe compares in detail 2" versus 2-1/2" with a side-by-side comparison showing that while the 2" hose line has its applications, the 2-1/2" is still the "King of hose lines".

Check out the last episode where Jeff went over the intermediate sized 2″ fire hose attack package. Watch that episode here.

Jeff Shupe

Jeff Shupe began his career in 1974 and retired from the Cleveland (OH) Fire Department in 2011. He then served briefly as a Division Chief in North Myrtle Beach (SC) Fire and Rescue. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter. He is an Ohio certified fire instructor.

He was a Field Training Officer for the State of Ohio Fire Academy for 24 years and taught for many years in basic and advanced firefighter training programs.

Shupe has authored numerous fire service articles over the years for Fire Engineering, FIREHOUSE, and FireNuggets.com. He instructs and consults on engine company and fire ground operations, procedures and practices.

He has an associate degree in Fire Technology from a community college and attended University of Cincinnati Fire Protection Engineering program.

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Get Ready to Get Down to BRASS TACKS and HARD FACTS!

Utilizing some of the country’s top engine company instructors, we are checking our emotions at the door and presenting the pros and cons of the relevant engine company topics in the fire service. Part Art. Part Science.

This educational video series will be sure to leave you a better informed about nozzles, flows, your fire flow system, and engine company operations as a discipline.

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