Daryl Liggins explains the implications of passing debris in a nozzle equipped with an inlet screen, as well as a nozzle equipped with a stream shaper which can act as a screen depending on its placement.

Designed to protect the nozzle, and not the firefighter, inlet screens can trap debris thus causing a reduction in flow that can be hard to recognize in a fire fight.

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Daryl Liggins

Daryl Liggins is a 26 year veteran of the fire service. He currently holds the rank of Captain with the Oakland, CA fire dept. He previously served as a firefighter/engineer with the Redwood City, CA Fire Department. He has served as a hands on training instructor for engine company operations at many conferences including Fire Engineering’s FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Boise firefighter symposium, County fire tactics High rise operations conference and other various hands on training courses. He instructs engine company operations for the Oakland fire department fire academies and is the chair of Oakland fire departments hose and nozzle committee and has played a key role reshaping some basic engine operations and standpipe operations for the department. He currently sits on the board of directors for fire nuggets a non-profit training and magazine group by firefighters for firefighters.

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Get Ready to Get Down to BRASS TACKS and HARD FACTS!

Utilizing some of the country’s top engine company instructors, we are checking our emotions at the door and presenting the pros and cons of the relevant engine company topics in the fire service. Part Art. Part Science.

This educational video series will be sure to leave you a better informed about nozzles, flows, your fire flow system, and engine company operations as a discipline.

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