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by Adam_Eckhart
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:27 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Firehouse Article: Firefighters: Be First in Everything
Replies: 2
Views: 2198

Good article, I'll be passing that around at the hall. Thank you.
by Adam_Eckhart
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Ideas for new equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

What about developing/designing a self rescue rig. There are plenty of options and ways to make your own but a well planned, fair sized, and light unit would be terrific.
by Adam_Eckhart
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Training - Who Needs It Anyway?
Replies: 4
Views: 3544

Great article for all of us. We often need a polite reminder to remain humble in the fire service. Amazing how much more we learn or contribute when we participate in training not just attend.
by Adam_Eckhart
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Tank to Pump and Tank Fill Always Open?
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

Good info there. We too have used the absorbal as traction. Once the absorbal was used for the aerial as it was moving on the compacted snow. I would like to hear if there are any modifications to keep the pumps warm, what about the operator? if he is standing at that panel for any period of time he...
by Adam_Eckhart
Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Tank to Pump and Tank Fill Always Open?
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

Murph and Mckay, I had no idea. I didn't imagine a 25minute run in minus wow temperatures. I think this is one of the major benefits to these forums and that's why I'm here. Thanks for the lesson. Occasionally we hit minus 10 but that's not sustained very long and have never experienced a frozen pum...
by Adam_Eckhart
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Pumping off a Hydrant (Tank to Pump Open?)
Replies: 17
Views: 4569

I don't want to repeat the same points. There have been many good ones for both sides. I support the operator, if he is confident enough to identify what is happening with his truck and knows what to do, great. If not, that's where more training should bridge the gap. Lets not talk like the loss of ...
by Adam_Eckhart
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Tank to Pump and Tank Fill Always Open?
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

@ Dmurph, its been my experience that wet pumps (pumps that remain full with water) do not leak while stationed. A packing should only be leaking while the shaft is spinning, right? I believe that NFPA speaks to the rate and volume of leakage, can anyone add some insight into this? as for dry pumps,...
by Adam_Eckhart
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Tank to Pump and Tank Fill Always Open?
Replies: 16
Views: 3948

One slight advantage of a wet pump (water in the pump all the time) is the reduced likelihood of an air lock in the pump. Some pumps depending on the fill rate trap air in the pump cavity and this can cause some frustration for the pump operator. Simply activating the primer in this case would evacu...
by Adam_Eckhart
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: FDNY water tank
Replies: 17
Views: 3953

[quote=""SMOKEnPipes""]To begin with Ladies & Gentlmen the 1st design, shown is by Pierce, one of the best. I rode Pierces since 1994 but sadly FDNY doesnt use them so disreguard that one.... period even if it was pierces' bid design means nothing... the issue is 1) understanding that FDNY "IS the s...
by Adam_Eckhart
Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: High Rise Procedures
Replies: 15
Views: 6221

Axe, Those containers are terrific. Thanks for the input on the fan work. That's something we will have to focus on. We have purchased some high volume fans and I would like to see them in use (training) to compare in the same circumstances. If two smaller fans can compare to a fan that is over twic...