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How to fix a seized FDC coupling
Exposure to weather, dirt and rust can prevent the FDC's threads from being free enough to spin. One way to alleviate this problem is to twist the hose in the opposite direction ...
Take out the garbage
Never use your hand or fingers as there may be sharp objects or contaminated needles inside the FDC. ...
Read the label
But if there are two or more FDCs, then ensuring the right FDC is supplied will be crucial. ...
Maintain the nozzle
Light maintenance will include checking the nozzle for visible defects such as cracks, missing parts or damaged parts. It will also require cleaning the nozzle of dirt, which can ...
Check your nozzle before entering
Ensuring that you have the correct amount of water flowing at the proper pressure and volume will increase the knockdown capacity of the hose line and crew. ...
Keep hydrants clear of snow and obstructions
It is up to the fire department to ensure that all hydrants are clear and free of obstructions, clear of snow and not buried by tall grass. ...
Flushing the hydrant
When securing a water source from a hydrant, it is important to make sure the hydrant works before hooking up the hose. ...
Removing the hose kinks
Regardless of the reason, one kink in the hose line will reduce the water supply in both pressure and amount. ...
Hydrant kits
Securing a water source requires some vital pieces of equipment, especially when securing a hydrant. ...
Hydrant efficiency
Whenever using a hydrant to supply water, we want to ensure that we are receiving the greatest amount of water possible. ...
Tool placement at the hydrant
By Mark van der Feyst There is a great responsibility placed upon the person assigned to securing the hydrant. You will need tools to help set up the hydrant for water delivery. A ...
Gate valve the hydrant for additional water supply
By Mark van der Feyst When initial fireground operations begin with either an offensive or defensive attack, securing the water source is vital. Usually, when the hydrant is ...
Gate valve for the stuck hydrant
By Mark van der Feyst A problem that can arise when using a dry barrel hydrant is the operating stem breaking. The operating stem connects the main valve below ground to the stem ...
Exposure protection
The idea of exposure protection is to find a way to absorb the heat the exposure is being subjected to. Our primary method for doing this is by putting water directly onto the ...