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Choosing the Right Firefighting Nozzle

Authored By Rod Carringer
Date November 28, 2018
Authored By Rod Carringer
Date November 28, 2018
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With hundreds of models of handheld firefighting nozzles from which to choose, the choice can be confusing and the decision making process often frustrating.

Before investigating which nozzle may be an ideal choice for initial attack fire flow operations, one basic factor  must be considered before all others: Determining the agency’s target fire flow will be critical to the overall success of the nozzle choice. To assist in this determination, several questions about departmental operations need to be answered. How many litres a minute are required to absorb the heat being generated by the fire during initial attack? What are the most predicable fires, their contents, and size (based upon department historical experience and what flows have been successful in the past)? What is the experience level of the firefighters expected to participate in initial attack operations? 

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