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From the system to the stream

Lead Instructors: Jerry Herbst & Chris Martin with Elkhart Brass
Details: 4 hour class (this class is with “Stretching for Success” class). Thursday OR Friday. A boxed lunch will be provided. Parking on-site is limited, please carpool if possible or use the shuttle bus!
Dates/Times: 0800-1700 either February 27th OR 28th, 2020.
Price: $190 (this is a shared class with “the Long and Short of Hose Bundles)
Required Equipment: Full turnouts, including helmet and gloves.
Shuttle Departure: TBD
Location: Chemeketa / Brooks Training Center - 4910 Brooklake Rd NE Salem, OR 97305


Course Description: This 4-hour course will be a deep dive into the hydraulic and design implications of creating effective fire streams from both standpipe outlet valves and extended hose lines. Utilizing the foundations built from the Brass Tacks & Hard Facts engine company training video series, instructors will guide the students through realistic evolutions replicating common hydraulic hang-ups when stretching both vertical and horizontal.  Best practice solutions will be presented congruent with industry trends and effective fire flows.  

“Hands On” flow evolutions will cover the following: 

  • The four types of standpipe valves, how to identify and challenges associated with hooking up
    to each type.  

  • Actual flow comparisons between 1-3/4” and 2-1/2” from a standpipe outlet and what makes a winning versus losing standpipe attack package. 

  • The appropriate equipment needed to make a proper standpipe hook up and how to utilize them when going vertical.

  • Hydraulic implications of extending hose lines for distance utilizing reducers, increasers, and shut-offs.

  • The gated wye hydraulic paradox and how it can affect your long line operation.