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Engine 5 -- Wilmington Fire Dept (USA)
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No: 3651   Contributor: Lou Angeli   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Pierce   Country: United States of America
Engine 5 -- Wilmington Fire Dept (USA)

A 2007 Pierce Enforcer on the run as Engine-5 in Wilmington, Delaware (USA) The yellow colored hoseline is 5" diameter Angus Hi-Vol which is feeding the pump from the hydrant. The second 5" hoseline (at firefighter's foot) is being used to feed an aerial master stream. The orange colored 3" line is feeding a portable master stream device.
The pump is 1250gpm and the machine carries 500 gallons of water.
Picture added on 21 July 2007
add commentComments:
Great photo Lou.

For our European audience, this really does beautifully illustrate how US fire departments use big hoses to move big quantities of water!

It is now standard procedure in most parts of the country to use 5" (125mm) hose for hydrant connection, whilst in most of Europe twinned or even single 65 or 70mm hose lines are the norm. The sole exception is France, where 110mm hose is used where high output hydrants are available, which is usually in large cities including Paris.

FDNY has 5" hose, but engine companies still often use 6" hard suction to hook up to hydrants. This offers even higher flows, but the pumper has to be right on top of the hydrant - which is not always easy.

Added by Rob Johnson on 14 June 2018.
In Germany, and some other central European countries, hydrant supply hoses are actually a bit fatter, at 75mm. The same diameter lines are used for exterior work, while most interior attacks are made with 52mm lines, usually fed via a wye from a 57mm hose line.

Added by Rob Johnson on 16 June 2018.
Dislexia again! Or digital dexterity problem? I did of course mean 75, not 57...

Added by Rob Johnson on 19 June 2018.
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