One problem to be aware of with fire department connections is seized couplings. Exposure to weather, dirt and rust can prevent the FDC's threads from being free enough to spin. When this happens, the male thread cannot connect.Do the twist
"The only round of ammoI really worry about is the one in the chamber of a loaded firearm that is in the fire. I'm much more afraid of 5 gallons of gasoline or a 20-pound propane tank stored in the basement than 500 rounds of boxed ammo."
—Bill Chadwick in response toFirefighters dodge flying bullets at fatal fire