The solution for fighting challenging fires in horizontal voids such as attic spaces and cocklofts.
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.
In the final part of this 4-ep. segment, take & make sense of all the data gathered during flow testing.
In the third part of this 4-ep. segment, learn the difference in a pitot gauge and an inline pressure gauge, and when to use each.
In the second of this 4-ep. segment, find out what pressure readings to get and how to determine friction loss in your attack package.
In the first of this 4-ep. segment, learn how to lay everything out to ensure testing goes smoothly and accurately.
The nozzle for fighting fires in high rise buildings from the floor below at an effective angle and flow rate.
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.
Jerry Herbst goes into detail on the best practice applications for automatic handline nozzles in this Select-O-Matic XD product overview video
Jerry Herbst reviews smooth bore, fixed flow, selectable, and automatic nozzle designs in this episode and advantages and disadvantages of each type.
Initiating a nozzle change can be daunting task and is a topic that has a lot of opinion tied to it.