Break-Apart nozzles can give you the best of both worlds having both a smooth bore and a fog nozzle in one, but there are some critical points that need to be known in building the appropriate break-apart combination.
INSTRUCTOR PROFILE - Jerry Herbst
Jerry is a 37 year veteran of the Fire Service and is a New York State certified Training Officer. With over 25 years on the line Jerry has served in all rank positions including 6 years as Chief of Department in his local volunteer FD and ten years as a paid Deputy Chief Coordinator at the County Level. He is still an active Firefighter and Apparatus Operator.
He has been with Elkhart Brass since 2006 serving as a Regional Manager, National Account Manager and Strategic Development Manager for Municipal Markets.
Currently the Head of Training and Product Specialist for Elkhart Brass, his primary area of responsibility is the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic corridor. He also travels throughout the U.S. in support of Elkhart’s field force and National account partners providing subject matter expertise on the evaluation, development and implementation of equipment solutions for effective fire attack packages.
He is responsible for relationships with national level fire service instructors and training company's across the U.S. and facilitates their interaction with Elkhart Brass.
Jerry has been published and referenced in Industry leading media and is active in instruction and support at many of the nation’s leading Hands on Training events.
Initiating a nozzle change can be daunting task and is a topic that has a lot of opinion tied to it.
In this video Jerry Herbst reviews the points to consider when conducting your own nozzle evaluation.
Jerry Herbst discusses how "hose/nozzle" whip may surface in evaluation of attack line packages.
Both inline gauges and piezometers can be used to measure psi in your fire flow system.
Many departments carry Inline Pressure Gauges on engine companies for standpipe operations or have them for testing, but checking them for accuracy is an important part of their use.