Densely populated areas depend on a Type 1 fire apparatus to efficiently maneuver to the call and deploy an array of ladders to reach fires in elevated buildings. Type 1 and 2 fire engines are the apparatus primarily designed for structural firefighting.
The typical truck holds to gallons of water but must meet a minimum of gallons as per Chapter 18 of the NFPA Standard To extinguish a blaze contained within a structure, the fire must be attacked with a constant stream of water to counteract the heat generated from fire.
Oftentimes the amount of water needed to extinguish the fire cannot be supplied by the tank alone. This makes finding a reliable water supply one of the most fundamental and basic operations when arriving on the fire scene. When assessing the fire, knowledge of the length of your apparatus attack lines, flow capacity, and the GPM of water transfer can be the determining factor in saving a structure. The News-Herald week in review, August Former Wyandotte man charged with four counts of first-degree murder in domestic violence case.
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