As with all maintenance, bleeding air tanks is a regular maintenance item that needs to be recorded. Whether your department uses electronic record keeping or writes this data in a logbook, the fact is that action items like this need to be documented.
The pressure governor automatically regulates the discharge pressure at the level set by the operator within ±2.5% of full scale, providing more accurate control.
Wildland firefighting may be similar in some ways to structural firefighting, but there are more differences than similarities. Likewise, the apparatus used in wildland firefighting differs too, especially in the setup of wildland apparatus and the types and capacities of the pumps the rigs carry.
Fire departments seem to be living in the era of “big water flows” when it comes to pumping capacity on their engines and aerial quints.
The new Waterous warranty is an additional two years in length.
High-rise pumping discussions are often quite noteworthy and insightful given the significant diversity in standard operating procedures (SOPs) from one city to the next.