Wednesday, May 13
15:00 — 16:45
First due standpipe operations
Standpipe operations can be a complex and for some firefighters a very rare operation. Yet standpipe equipped buildings can be found in the response area of almost every fire department. Firefighters must understand how to effectively operate from standpipe systems, especially with the reduced staffing levels that are common in the fire service today. What size hoseline? Proper Staffing? Smoothbore or fog? Operate from the system or stretch from the street? Pump the FDC or let the fire pump supply the system? Dry stretch or charge the line in the stairwell? All of these questions will be answered during this class. We will also discuss pressure restricting devices and pressure reducing valves in detail including how to identify, adjust, and remove them if they are encountered.
INSTRUCTORS: Anthony Rowett, Jr. is a Captain with the Mobile (AL) Fire Rescue Department. He was previously a firefighter with the Ogdensburg (NJ) Fire Department. He has multiple degrees in both fire science and emergency services management. He is a graduate of the Alabama Smoke Diver course. He is the owner of Port City Fire Training. He is a contributing author for multiple fire service publications. He has instructed at multiple fire service conferences as well as for individual fire departments. He is also a co-host on the Generation Engine podcast on Fire Engineering Blog Talk Radio.