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What does a fire department connection do?
Fire department connections are actually used in fire sprinkler systems.When any fire occurs water is discharged from the sprinkler heads that have fused, and are discharging water to supress and extinguish the fire. The fire department connection is used by the fire department to add to the water supply to the sprinklers and/or charge the interior hydrant connection withn the building (if any).
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Fire departments nowadays are asked to do many more things then they were in the past. Firefighters today are expected to be able to take care or medical calls, Car accidents,… Haz-mat, Decon, Rescues such as high angle and low angle rope rescue water rescue ice rescue confined space rescue, they are also expected to put out not only house fires but car fire, plane fires, brush fire and forest fires. Also when a person goes missing fire departments come to assist with tools such as thermal imaging cameras. not to mention they are expected to do so many community service hours on fire prevention.
The New York City Fire Department is the simple answer, however, a deeper explanation is needed. When including the total runs under the entire organization, FDNY is by fa…r the busiest. FDNY recorded 1,473,525 runs for the year 2009 alone. This counts all responses from the department. FDNY is the second largest department in the world and Tokyo Fire Department is the largest fire department in the world. When breaking down Fire Unit responses (non-medical transport units), TFD responds to more than FDNY. TFD has over 700,000 fire unit responses, FDNY nearly 500,000. However, FDNY is responsible for most EMS transport services in the City which makes up the difference for total call volume in New York. As far as fires go, FDNY far surpasses TFD. TFD responded to 3,731 building fires in 2008. FDNY responded to 26,862 structure fires in the same period with 2,715 being serious.
The FDC and hydrant aren't something that connect directly together. In order to put any kind of water pressure into a sprinkler system, an engine HAS to pump it in. Therefore…, as long as the fire apparatus has enough hose, or can GET the hose from other apparatus the hydrant could hypothetically be a block away. There may be problems with friction loss with any large distances though. In my local area, the fire department has a maximum of 150 feet from the FDC to the Fire hydrant.
There is a suction line on every apparatus with a pump. The engineer, who drives the rig, connects this line to the hydrant and to the pump suction. Some equipment has thi…s line pre-connected to the pump inlet. In many fire hydrant systems there is enough pressure to fill and pressurize an ordinary hose (of large diameter) running from the hydrant to the pumper truck's inlet. That way, there is very little "suction" required in the pump, since the water is already being delivered with some amount of pressure. If it is "dry hydrant" with no pressure, then suction is required. Edit: Typically it is a Firefighter that 'snubs' the hydrant, not the Engineer. It is the Engineer's job to 'Position' the apparatus before transferring the engine into 'Pump' (typically, once the apparatus engine is transferred to 'Pump', it is stationary throughout the incident). There are different options for water 'Intake', they can be long leads whereby a supply line can be a smaller diameter (2 1/2") or a 'Short Sleeve' (4") direct to pump diameter where the Pumper is 'Positioned' close to the hydrant snubbed. There are also situational logistics which require two Pumpers (or more) to 'Relay' a supply line due to the fact that the total amount of hose on a given Pumper is less then the distance from the fire to the hydrant. It is the Engineer's job to figure out what pressure is incoming from the supply line and the amount of nozzle pressure required for firefighting at the nozzle. This determines what pressure you need to be pumping at. This pumping pressure must take into consideration elevation, friction loss of pressure in the amount of hose laid out, etc. It can be a life or death calculation for the Firefighter at the nozzle's fighting end which could very well be 40 stories above the Engineer manning the pump.
mostly major cities for example: chicago, new york, los angeles, etc.
What feature is required on a fire department connection that allows a firefighter to charge the first hoseline prior to connecting the second?
A gated Y valve.
Yes it is. It is connected to the Department of the Treasury. As is the Secret Service, by the way.
What is the NFPA definition of what is the maximum distance a fire department connection can be from a fire hydrant?
When you are writing about a particular fire department (Seattle fire Department, New york City Fire Department, etc), it is a Proper Noun and should be capitalized. If you ar…e writing about fire department in general, as in the sentence "Should you capitalize "fire department?" the terms is a common noun and should not be capitalized.
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The CIA is a seperate agency that reports directly to the Director of National Intelligence, who in turn reports to the President. There is no Secretary in their chain of comm…and.
In the past the FDC was optional. NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems now requires the connection except for systems of 20 sprinkler heads or less, or …when permission has been obtained from the authority having jurisdiction. Sources- Brannigan & Corbett- Building Construction for the Fire Service (4th Ed) 2008. The above is a direct quote on page 288 if you so need it for a paper. So when you have more than 20 sprinkler heads, or when you have obtained permission. Doug E.
Normally in the front of the building.
Police departments usually assist with traffic control at vehicle accidents and fires. Police are also usually called to assist with unruly patients. Some agencies a…lso have police officers respond to medical emergencies to assist medical responders. Departments that do this usually require their police officers to take additional First Responder or Emergency Medical Technician classes.
The Houston Fire Department is a huge department that covers 654 square miles and is the 3rd largest in the United States. At the beginning of this year it had 87 engines and …92 stations all controlled by fire chief Terry A.Garrison. Fire Chief Garrison has been in charge since 2010 and a fire fighter for 35 years.
Yes, parking is allowed unless otherwise indicated on another sign, or as required by local ordinances (e.g., no parking within 10 feet of any hydrant or FDC). For example, "N…O parking in Fire Lane" would generally include no parking where the FDC is located adjacent to the fire lane.
The hoses used by a fire department come in 50 ft. sections. These sections are put together to create a length any where from 50 - 1000 feet. Supply lines are used to supply …water from a hydrant to the fire truck, and come in 100 ft. sections which can create any length as needed. Supply lines have been as long as 2000 ft.