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TACTICAL USE OF FIRE HYDRANTS.
« on: October 28, 2014, 05:49:27 AM »
This is a 1996 article that is a worthwile subject for "Drill & Discussion".....some may have seen it before some may have not.....it was written by FDNY FF Andy Fredericks a well respected author & teacher who wrote many articles & conducted seminars on Engine Op's....when this particular article was written he was in ENG*48...he later transferred to SQ*18 where he was working when he was killed on 9-11-01.....CLICK THE LINK THEN CLICK THE TOP STORY... www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&site=&source=hp&q=tactical+hydrants+by+andrew+fredericks&oq=tactical+hydrants+by+andrew+fredericks&gs_l=hp.12...9381123.9402276.0.9405086.38.34.0.4.4.0.625.4577.6j25j2j5-1.34.0....0...1c.1.56.hp..18.20.2739.nh07moy5D1o


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TACTICAL USE OF FIRE HYDRANTS.
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Re: TACTICAL USE OF FIRE HYDRANTS.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 10:07:36 AM »
Good article, I like the tip about the tin foil


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Re: TACTICAL USE OF FIRE HYDRANTS.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2018, 08:06:17 PM »
https://twitter.com/NYCFireWire/status/1031213426343927811/photo/1


Before the 20' soft connection, An Engine up on the sidewalk, like this picture, was a common sight.

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Re: TACTICAL USE OF FIRE HYDRANTS.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 07:50:22 AM »
Had the pleasure of working with Andy when he was with Squad 18. We had a small taxpayer job on W 8th Street off Sixth Avenue. All hands operating when we hear this "KABOOM!", everyone looks at the direction of the kaboom...Andy literally "hit the hydrant" with front right wheel of the rig blowing the tire...RIP Andy, fine man!