There are times when hooking to a Fire Department Connection on a standpipe equipped building you may run into trouble trying to make the hook up
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE - Dave McGrail
Dave McGrail is a 36-year veteran of the fire service and an Assistant Chief with the Denver Fire Department. He instructs internationally on a wide range of fire service topics, specializing in high-rise firefighting operations. He is the author of the book Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe Equipped Buildings published by PennWell (Fire Engineering Books and Videos) in 2007. Dave holds two Associate of Applied Science Degrees in Fire Science Technology, one with a focus in Fire Suppression, and the other with a focus in Fire Prevention. Dave also holds two Bachelor of Science Degrees, one in Human Resource Management, and the other in Fire Service Administration.
When your fire building involves a standpipe system there should be a big question mark in your mind if the best strategy and tactic is to utilize it or stretch from the pumper.