SQUIRT MODEL.

fdce54

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An earlier version of this squirt........
 

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jloonz

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I am really surprised that FDNY has not explored using more squirts due to the fact that almost every large fire they have three tower ladders in the front spraying water in. It could be beneficial and probably even faster and easier to set up when they do have an operation like this
 

grumpy grizzly

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I am really surprised that FDNY has not explored using more squirts due to the fact that almost every large fire they have three tower ladders in the front spraying water in. It could be beneficial and probably even faster and easier to set up when they do have an operation like this
Boston ran 2 Squrts in the 70's and mid 80's they were articulating units with no pump, just a wagon. Mid 80's they took a HP 1500GPM chassis and mounted a Squrt appliance on it, it ran with the Tower Unit. Of course Boston is a whole lot smaller than NY.
 

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Lt. Q

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Back in the war years, there were many vacant buildings where squirts would have been beneficial. That isn’t the case today, as tower ladders can also effect rescues and supply water.
 

Capttomo

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I am really surprised that FDNY has not explored using more squirts due to the fact that almost every large fire they have three tower ladders in the front spraying water in. It could be beneficial and probably even faster and easier to set up when they do have an operation like this
The elbow can become problematic on narrow streets, the boom is only like 54’ in total height, nozzle is Electric controlled (would never last in busy fire areas - most slower departments constantly have problems and down time with electric controlled aerial nozzles) you can’t see where the stream is hitting or not hitting fire and it totally changes the standard FDNY hosebed layout and configuration - there is a lot to be said for standardization of equipment and apparatus on any department. The tower ladder is a proven urban fire killer that avoids all of these issues.
 
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