In this episode, we have recreated this same work in the article and the results may surprise you. We found that there is no pre-conceived rule of thumb for how kinks affect your system, rather testing with your own hose and nozzles is the best way to know how your kinks will have an effect.
Jerry Knapp is a 39-year veteran firefighter/EMT with the West Haverstraw (NY) Fire Department and a training officer at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York.
He is a member of the technical panel for the Underwriters Laboratories research on interior and exterior fire attack at residential fires.
He is the chief of the Rockland County (NY) Hazmat Team and a former nationally certified paramedic. He has a degree in fire protection and is an adjunct professor of fire technology.
He authored the Fire Attack chapter in Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II and has had numerous articles published in Fire Engineering.View All Videos
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