Users' questions

What is a breeching inlet?

What is a breeching inlet?

An inlet breeching is the point within a dry riser system at which fire and rescue services connect their own water supply. Fire engine access is required within 18 metres of the inlet. These are to be placed somewhere easily accessible in an area that provides safety and convenient building access for firefighters.

Which is the best location for a breeching inlet?

Breeching inlets are installed outside the building or any easily accessible area in the building for fire brigade personnel to access the inlet. This inlet is used by the fire brigade personnel to access water. It is normally dry but is used to pump water by charging using fire fighting equipment.

What is dry rising main?

Dry rising main (dry riser). – A vertical pipe installed in a building for firefighting purposes, fitted with inlet connections at fire engine access level and landing valves on various floors, which is normally dry but is capable of being charged with water usually by pumping from fire engine pumps.

What is fire engine access?

a. Fire engine accessways/fire engine access roads shall be provided to ensure site accessibility for firefighting appliances. Fire access openings shall be provided along the external walls of buildings fronting the fire engine accessway to provide access into the building for firefighting and rescue operations.

What’s a johnny pump?

Inventor John Giraud came up with a hydrant that used compressed air to increase the available water pressure. Created in 1830, it allowed firefighters to use longer hoses to better fight fires on increasingly taller buildings. It’s thought that firefighter’s dubbed it the Johnny Pump, after its inventor.

What is a wet riser?

Wet Risers are installed in buildings for fire fighting reasons. Wet Risers are left charged with pressurised water from an in-house pump and in addition capable of being charged with water by pumping from fire appliance.

What is the difference between dry riser and wet riser?

Dry riser: a system of valves and pipe work which enables the fire service to pump water onto upper floors of a building. Wet riser: a system of valves and pipe work which is kept permanently charged with water, generally utilising pumps and tanks. in buildings over 18 metres above ground level.

What is the width of a fire engine?

Length: 10.5 metres. Width: 2.3 metres. Load weight: 12 tonnes.

What is a cat 9 fire truck?

Category 9 appliances are most often used as rapid intervention vehicles (thus the name ‘Striker’) to attack small and spot fires quickly before they are able to spread.

Why do they call it johnny pump?