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Offline truckman

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What the heck is that thing?
« on: February 13, 2015, 12:31:34 AM »
On the photos of the corona 2nd alarm dated 2-12-15(photo 11 of 91) there is a "T" handle appliance with 2 smooth bores going opposite direction. What's it called?   When does that get deployed?  Does every engine have one?  Is it worthless or a must have? Feel feel free to throw in your 2 cents.  It's the first I've ever seen one of those.

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What the heck is that thing?
« on: February 13, 2015, 12:31:34 AM »

Offline FDNY793727

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 12:35:41 AM »
http://www.firstonscenephotos.com/FDNY/Queens/Queens-2015-2016/021215-Corona-2nd-Alarm/i-q5qLZdj/A

I believe that's the cockloft nozzle. The Operational Reference Guide says one is carried on every division chief's vehicle.

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 07:24:48 AM »
http://www.firstonscenephotos.com/FDNY/Queens/Queens-2015-2016/021215-Corona-2nd-Alarm/i-q5qLZdj/A

I believe that's the cockloft nozzle. The Operational Reference Guide says one is carried on every division chief's vehicle.

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 11:10:03 AM »
Each rescue and squad has one to.
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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 10:02:02 PM »
Rescue is not carrying one .

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2015, 03:34:07 PM »
Rescue 3 had one mounted on the top of their rig when i visited the house over the summer.
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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2015, 05:15:08 PM »
SQ*270 has one.

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 07:50:42 PM »
Does it get used often?  Or does two lines work just as good or better?  How long have those been in use for?  Thanks.....

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 08:02:43 PM »
The cockloft nozzle is a 6-foot long 1-inch aluminum pipe with a swivel adaptor which mounts on a 1-inch nozzle shutoff.  The top end is a T with two -inch tips, each rated at 60 GPM at normal operating pressures.  Handles allow the nozzle to be turned to provide 360 stream application.  Chief officer approval is required before use. It is not used for initial attack and is protected by an additional handline. Roof ventilation is required before use. One nozzle is is carried by each squad company and division chief. 

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Re: What the heck is that thing?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 08:21:13 PM »
Division cars and squads carry them