Apparatus

Maximizing Your Water Flow Potential

Taking the “conference floor” at 12:00 CST on Thursday October 20, David Gindlesperger and Pete Lauffenburger, of Akron Brass, will cover monitor placement, uses, latest technology, and best practices as well as nozzle types, technology, and tactical best practices. 

Regarding current hot topics in this market, Lauffenburger says, “The hottest water flow topics we have seen in the industry currently are low-pressure nozzles and CAFS.” 

That said, he acknowledges the current changes the fire service faces that present challenges to implementing various technologies. 

“The obvious change which has effected many of the manufacturers is fire department funding,” he says. “But, we have also seen a trend into how can the fire departments be more effective and efficient with fewer firefighters while still maintaining a level of safety.”
 
Attendees at this conference session will learn the latest trends in monitor, nozzle, and valve technology and applications that will make it easier for firefighters to do their jobs effectively. Lauffenburger says the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment online event fits into its mission to educate its customers. “Akron Brass is a big believer in educating our customers and have used avenues similar to this previously,” he says. “We think this event is another opportunity to share our message while educating the fire service on the real facts that it needs to know and consider before making important fire department decisions. We are looking forward to seeing the success of this event.”
 
You can register for the Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment Online Conference and Expo by visiting http://www.fireapparatusmagazine.com/index/online-event.html.
 
Registration for the event is free and all conference presentations will be archived for 30 days after the event’s conclusion on October 20.
 
Other presentations include:
  • CAFS: The Evolution and Current Advantages – Dan White
  • High-Rise Tactical Firefighting in the 21st Century – Michael Wielgat
  • The Trend Toward Multiresponse Fire Apparatus – Paul Christansen
  • Situation Safety: Lighting, Controls, and Robotics – Rick Fix
  • Keynote: Can NFPA Standards and Engineering Advancements Influence Human
  • Behavior Enough to Enhance Firefighter Safety? – William Peters
  • Apparatus Trends – Michael Moore
  • Aerials: The Short and the Long of It – George Logan, Jr.