Dave McGrail discusses the implications of using automatic nozzles for standpipe operations.
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.
In this episode Dave McGrail goes into detail of what NFPA 14 (Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems) pre-93 and post-93 means in regard to expected outlet pressures and how those pressures can affect target fire flows comparing 1-3/4” and 2-1/2” hose.
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
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.