In the first video in the new "Art of Engine Work" category of the Brass Tacks & Hard Facts series, Jeff Shupe reviews nozzle team positions and the responsibilities of the nozzle, back up, and door control firefighter positions.
In this episode Jeff Shupe reviews the historical evolution of 2” hose and its fit in today’s fire service as an intermediate size hose line, balancing high flows with mobility utilizing a 1-1/16” tip with a target flow of 240 gallons per minute.
The automatic nozzle is designed to always give you a good looking stream over a variable flow based on the pressure provided to the nozzle.
Nozzle Reaction not managed properly can have a great effect upon the fire attack team.
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.