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What fluids are the engineer authorized to add?
Power Steering Fluid
Water to the cooling system
What is the proper air brake pressure?
During the Daily Inspection, with the pump engaged and the tank to pump valve open, what are you checking?
Verify pressure on Maste discharge
Proper operation of pressure relief or governor
Proper operation of transfer valve
Operate electric valves, fully open/fully closed
Discharge water from at least one discharge
Open/Close piston intake valves then drain
During Daily Equip Inspection what should the portable oxygen tank pressure be?
How should hydraulic spreaders be stored?
With 1/2" gap between the tips
During Daily equip Inspection how long should you run the generator?
What do you check the gen. for?
Run generator until fully warmed up (approx 5min)
Check oil and coolant levels
When should a more thorough inspection of the equip and apparatus be done?
Do you clean and verify proper charging for the TIC during a Daily or Weekly Inspection?
Weekly Engine Inspection
During a Weekly Equip Inspection, how many drops of air tool oil should you lube the air chisel?
Where do you put the oil?
Apply 5 drops of air tool oil into the blade end
ENG pg 12
What do you use Graphite for?
Ease the movement of pump valve handles.
Applied to the remote control handle shaft and mechanism.
If service requires the engine to be out of service for 24hrs or a shorter period that spans two shifts, what kind of inspection should be done?
A complete daily inspection shall be done prior to swapping equip and returning to service.
What Engines have a diesel exhaust regeneration system?
Engines purchased 2009 and newer
What is the primary consideration for engine placement?
Safety of the patient and responders
Who do you contact prior to attempting to remove any engine that has become stuck?
Except when responding to an emergency, where do you not drive engines?
On private driveways or on private bridges
When backing where should the spotter be?
On the engineers side, 5-10 feet from the tailboard, in the most visible location for the engineer.
The mains supplying hydrants range in size and have an average static pressure of?
What are the sizes?
6" to 36"
70psi static pressure
What size inlet do city hydrants have?
Hydrant flow will vary based on what?
Diameter of the water main
Other variables such as dead end mains or loops, partially closed street valves, sediment, and damaged mains can interfere with hydrant flow
What are the size of residential and commercial mains?
What are the two factors that determine hydrant flow?
Diameter of the water main
water main pressure
Private Hydrants (industrial) can have a static pressure up to?
Private Hydrants (apartment/business) have supply mains that are?
6"-10" dead end mains or loops
NFPA hydrant color codes
What flow is Orange?
When pumping from the apparatus tank, JFRD engines are limited to?
On a dry hydrant what is the max length of the system?
What is the preferred length of the system?
On a dry hydrant what size pvc pipe is used?
6", 8" or 10"
On a dry hydrant what is the minimum distance from the bottom to the strainer and the minimum water level above the strainer?
2' below and 2' above
JFRD, American LaFrance engines are fitted with what brand pump?
JFRD, Pierce engines are fitted with what brand of pump?
JFRD engine's pumps are rated at what flow and with what size tank?
1500 or 2000gpm pumps
The pump cannot be operated dry!
This is just a reminder and this was an ENG test question before
What are the two different types of pump shifts?
Which engines have which?
Pierce have Pneumatic Shift
ALF have Electric over Pneumatic Shift
Centrifugal pumps are tested by UL in accordance with what NFPA standard?
How is the pump test measured?
Volume at three pressures while drafting 10' of lift
What is the rated capacities for a 1500gpm pump?
100% capacity at 150psi (1500gpm)
70% capacity at 200psi (1050gpm)
50% capacity at 250psi (750gpm)
What is another name for the VOLUME position?
Parallel or capacity
When the transfer valve is set to PRESSURE, attempts to pump volumes above a certain amount will not be successful, what is the volume?
On Pierce two-stage pumps there is a manual override for the transfer valve, what size socket do you need?
3/4" socket and socket wrench needed
When should you the transfer valve be set to VOLUME?
When the discharge volume exceeds 50% or the rated capacity
What yr did JFRD start specifying single-stage pumps?
What size and how many intakes are on JFRD engines?
Two-6" steamer intakes
Two-2 1/2" auxiliary intakes (pony intakes)
Some engines have 5" rear intake with electric control valve
The Piston Intake Valve incorporates 4 things?
Piston water control valve
Spring operated pressure relief valve
Bleeder valve to bleed air from supply hose
5" storz adapter
Both the internal and external "built in" pressure relief valves are adjustable, what are they set at?
To get the rated capacity while drafting from a 2000gpm pump what must be done?
Draft through both 6" steamers
What is the draft limitation through the 5" rear intake?
What kind of valves are most intake and discharge valves?
quarter turn ball valves
Large diameter intakes and discharges are the "slow operating" type to prevent what?
How long does the electric rear intake valve take to fully open?
Prevents Water Hammer
valve takes 15-20sec to fully open or close
Each pump gauge is what type of gauge?
What is the pressure scale and vacuum scale on the pump gauges?
0-400psi or 0-600psi
0 to -30inches
What are the two type of primers?
What RPM should be set before operating the primer?
What should the Water Temp gauge normal reading be?
180-220° fully warmed up
What should the Oil Pressure gauge's normal reading be?
15ps at idle
35-45psi at speed
What should the voltage gauges normal reading be?
When opened how much does the Pump Cooler/Recirulator valve flow?
Less than 25gpm
What temp is the Thermal dump valve activated at?
Discharges pump water into booster tank or onto the ground
How do you set the Discharge Pressure Relief Valve on ALF engines?
Rotate handweel counter clockwise until slight drop in PDP on master discharge gauge. Light should illuminate.
Rotate handwheel clockwise until original PDP is restored and lamp goes out.
Continue to rotate clockwise 1/4 turn. Valve is set.
Steps for proper governor operation?
2.Opent Tank to pump
3.Open appropriate dicharge
Minimum Engine hose inventory?
1000' of 5"
1000' of 2 1/2"
4 pre-connected 1 3/4" (100',150',200')
200' booster line (1")
2 sections 10' suction
150' 1 3/4" hose in high rise
ENG pg 42
Where should place a hose clamp on LDH?
Close to coupling on supply side, at least 25' from tailboard
What is the FL for LDH at 1200gpm?
10psi FL per 100'
What is the practical volume limit of LDH?
A 2 1/2" hose can flow up to what gpm?
up to 400gpm for supply or master stream
up to 300gpm for a handline
What is the advantage of a 2 1/2" pre-connected handline?
UP to 300GPM
How many Gated Wye's should every engine company have?
at least 2
What is the friction loss in a 2 1/2" handline?
10psi every 100'
How many gpm does a 1 1/8" tip flow?
How many gpm does a 1" tip flow?
How many gpm does a 1 1/4" tip flow on a handline?
What is the "bread and butter" attack line for JFRD?
1 3/4" hose loaded and preconnected
What color is used to 150' or 200' crosslays?
Red and Yellow
What colors are used for 100 or 150' bumper lines?
White and Orange
What is the difference between 75psi and 100psi Akron Turbojet nozzles?
75psi are color coded
100psi are black
1 3/4" Akron Turbojet Nozzle
What is the gpm range?
What gpm settings do JFRD recommend?
95, 125, 150gpm
2 1/2" Akron Turbojet
What is the adjustable flow range?
125, 150, 200 and 250gpm
How much can an engineer increase PDP to overcome kinks when a 75psi nozzle is used?
can boost PDP by 10-25psi
What is the PDP for an Akron Turbojet 75psi nozzle set on 95-150gpm?
100psi PDP for 95-150gpm setting
150psi PDP for 200gpm setting
What is the PDP for a 1 3/4" Akron Turbojet 100psi nozzle set on 95-150gpm
125psi PDP for 95-150gpm
175psi PDP for 200gpm
What are the smooth bore tip flows on the Akron Saberjet nozzle?
What is the flow for the fog setting on the Akron Saberjet nozzle?
What PDP do you pump the Akron Saberjet Nozzle?
A PDP of 125psi will produce the rated flows with 150' or 200' of hose
How much does the friction loss increase when switching from fog to solid on the Akron Saberjet nozzle?
40-50psi friction loss increase when smooth bore is selected.
You do not need to adjust PDP
What is the rated flow of the Elkhart High-rise nozzle?
Fog- 125gpm at 75psi NP
7/8" smooth bore- 150gpm at 50psi NP
How many feet of booster hose does each engine carry?
200' of 1" booster hose
What kind of nozzle is on the booster reel and what is the flow rate?
Max of 70gpm at 300psi PDP
What is the flow rate of the low level strainer carried on tankers?
up to 950gpm
Who on JFRD carries Mil-spec AFFF?
Stations 16 and 56
Foam 37 and 371
ENG pg 53
How many gallons of foam do the foam tankers carry?
1800 gallons each
How much foam is carried on the engines and tankers?
Engines- minimum of 18gal, enough to convert the booster tank.
Tanke- minimum of 75gal, enough to convery 2500gal tank.
What is the max distance between nozzle and the 125gpm foam eductor?
75psi nozzle- max distance is 250'
100psi nozzle- max distance is 150'
The 125gpm eductor requires an inlet pressure of?
Will educt at lower pressures
Who carries the Angus 240gpm eductor?
E1, E7, E11, E21, E30, E32, E34, E37
What is the max inlet pressure for the Angus 240gpm eductor?
Who carries Several Large Caliber Master Stream appliances for foam and dry chemicals?
Who carries the Akron 250gpm eductor?
What is the max distance between this eductor and the nozzle?
up to 300' between nozzle and eductor
What is the shelf life of Class A foam?
What color are the AR-AFFF foams we carry?
Ansulite is yellow
Thunderstorm is green
Can the AR-AFFF foam we carry be used for subsurface injection?
No, cannot be used for subsurface injection
What is the rating for the 27lb PKP ext?
18ft in 12sec
What is the rating for the foam ext?
2 1/2gal AR-AFFF
What is the rating of the CO2 ext?
What is the rating for the 18lb PKP?
18ft in 18sec
Heavy engines carry a generator. What does the twin-cylinder diesel motor power?
10 kilowatt (KW) generator
How many lights does the generator power on heavy engines?
Front, Side, Rear
also a 30amp cord reel
What is the length wire rope and rated capacity of the winch that is carried on the heavy engines?
100' wire rope
9000lb pulling capacity
What can the fog nozzles that are carried on Ladder Trucks flow?
flow up to 1250gpm
What PDP should a ladder pipe be supplied at?
150psi PDP when supplying within 100'
How much pressure do you add for FL in an appliance?
Add 10-25psi friction loss
For higher gpm expect the friction loss to be closer to 25gpm
What is the max discharge pressure for a 2" smooth bore on the stinger?
2"- max discharge pressure is 50psi
What is the max discharge pressure for a
1 3/4" smooth bore on the stinger base?
1 3/4"- max pressure of 70psi
What is the max discharge pressure for a
1 3/8" or 1 1/2" stinger base?
100psi max pressure
What is the max flow with a fog nozzle when using the stinger base?
800gpm max with fog nozzle
What is the preferred supply hose?
When performing a "Hard Suction Hook-up", what is the preferred amount of personnel?
3 personnel preferred
Minimum of 2 personnel
When performing a "Full Hydrant Connection", how much increase in water supply will you get when using LDH for both supply hoses?
Most cases will provide a 25% increase in water supply
When connecting to the hydrant with LDH at the steamer and two 2 1/2" hoses connected to the other hydrant discharges, where must you connect the 2 1/2" hoses to be most effective?
2 1/2" hoses must be connected to the large diameter intakes to be most effective
When pumping LDH in a relay, what is the recommended initial PDP?
50psi plus 10psi per 100' for FL
What are the only limitations for "source" and "relay" engines?
200psi max PDP
Minimum 10psi residual
In the event that one engine is able to pump two LDH lines, what is the preferred second discharge?
The 2 1/2" discharge on the officers side has 3" piping
What is the goal when relay pumping?
to have 50psi residual pressure at each pump (with the exception of the source engine)
What does the FDC consist of?
a pair of 2 1/2" connections Siamesed into the building riser
What is the PDP for sprinkler systems?
PDP of 150psi for sprinkler systems
What is the PDP when pumping a standpipe system?
On or below the 10th floor, charge standpipe to 150psi
Above the 10th floor increase PDP to 180psi
What is the max height for drafting?
25ft max height for drafting
What is the strainer clearance when drafting from a static water source?
One foot of strainer clearance from the bottom and 18" below the water source
What should you increase throttle speed to before you activate the primer?
How long can you activate the primer?
1500gpm pump- limit use to 45sec
2000gpm pump- can extend time to 90sec when using both steamers
How long does it take to dump 2500gal through the quick dump valve?
How are the best fill and dump sites for a tanker shuttle?
So a tanker engineer can drive the complete route in a straight line without backing
What is the refill time for a tanker?
2-3min with 2 1/2" hose
under 2min with 3" hose
What formula can help the IC or water supply officer determine the GPM that can be delivered by the tanker?
When pumping from a hydrant, how much can a tanker pump through 5" hose?