When placed at low spots near a sump or over a drain, Kochek's basement strainer draws water down to levels so low, simple air drying or light mopping can remove any remaining liquid.
All Kochek PVC suction hose in sizes 2.5" and larger is NFPA-compliant.
Hoses are a firefighter’s lifeline, whether providing water, protecting from fire, or even as a pathway out of danger. The various types of hoselines being produced by fire hose manufacturers run from large-diameter supply lines to firefighting handlines for structural and wildland use.
Understand how you can use a TIC during a wildfire response; then practice with it on a regular basis to improve your personal safety as well as your team’s effectiveness.
Component manufacturers are designing new large-flow nozzles and redesigning existing models to give greater and smoother flows, more reach from monitors and deck guns, and improved performance capabilities.
There are many considerations in developing a strategy to deliver water to the fire. The most important of these is firefighters who respond. There need to be enough people for the task, and those firefighters need to be properly trained.
The scenarios for using a TIC effectively outnumber the scenarios where the TIC is ineffective.
Pump manufacturers have come out with a variety of pump models and styles that move water well without being a hulking chunk of piping and equipment.
I found a 30-year-old operational manual for the particular deluge set we were talking about and, just to make things interesting, I’d ask a couple questions each morning. It was fun, and it worked for a while until they got aggravated.
Take a few minutes to think through how your hose will be stored, secured, and deployed on your next apparatus. Work with your FAMA member company to review the myriad methods that can be used to keep hose where it belongs.