Fire Nozzles Tips

  • Maintain your nozzles

    By Mark van der Feyst The hose lines packed on a fire apparatus will usually have a nozzle attached for quick deployment. These nozzles are exposed to weather, dirt, dust, sunlight, cold, snow and ...

  • Check and bleed nozzle before entering

    By Mark van der Feyst When an interior fire attack is warranted, having a proper water flow and nozzle pattern is the start of an operation that will go well. Accomplished this by checking and blee...

  • Pre-set nozzles

    By Mark van der Feyst As mechanical equipment is staged for use on the rigs, nozzles on pre-connected hose lines can also be readied for action. For the smooth-bore nozzles, nothing needs to be set...

  • Nozzle maintenance: lube the moving parts

    By Mark van der FeystThe nozzle needs to be properly maintained in order for it to work properly. It does not matter what type or make of a nozzle that is being used, they all need to be maintained...

  • Inspect that nozzle regularly

    By Mark van der FeystOn almost every fire apparatus are nozzles either attached to pre-connected hose lines or in compartments as spares. These essential appliances are designed with many technolog...

  • Maintain the nozzle

    By Mark van der FeystHose lines packed on our fire apparatus usually have a nozzle attached for quick deployment. These nozzles are exposed to the everyday elements of dirt, dust, sunlight, cold, s...

  • Check your nozzle before entering

    By Mark van der Feyst When an interior fire attack is warranted, having a proper water flow and nozzle pattern is the start of an operation that will go well. In basic training, new firefighters ar...

  • Pre-connecting piercing nozzles

    We are a small county and like everybody else we are short-handed during the day, so we started pre-connecting piercing nozzles to buy us a few minutes until we are able to get the two-in-two-out. ...

  • Be prepared for a wall collapse

    By Vincent DunnThere are three ways in which a masonry exterior building wall may collapse. The wall may fall straight out in a monolithic piece at a 90-degree angle, in a manner similar to a falli...

  • First attack hoseline

    By Vincent Dunn For a room and/or content fire in a house or apartment, the first attack hoseline is stretched by firefighters through a front, rear or side doorway and the fire is extinguished. Th...

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