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History of Selecting Nozzle Flow Rate and Streams

2015-11-04
21:58 UTC Revision 7 . . . . Matt AdamsFix keyword (minor)
2015-02-12
04:32 UTC Revision 1 . . . . Matt AdamsSeveral authors have examined and presented qualitative analyses of the various means by which firefighters mount an aggressive, yet safe, interior attack using 150 gpm. Many fire departments experience the successes associated with an aggressive interior attack using initial attack target flow rates of 150 to 185 gpm. We will use the interrelations of these authors’ experiences and philosophies, engineering and thermodynamic research, and our recent nozzle flow-rate research to provide a quantitative methodology to answer the following question: What is the safest, most effective, and most efficient single-handline flow rate and type for an initial residential structure interior attack?