This is a great way to familiarise new members to the appliance and the equipment onboard. It can also be used as a problem-solving drill to get firefighters to construct a water source capable of being pumped from.
S.A.M is designed to open and close valves, set pressures, select intakes for water and alert the crew if there are problems – it can also set different delivery pressures on multiple hose lines. All of this can be done remotely, so the pump operator can be mobile and not be tethered to the pump.
Watch as FRNSW 001 City Of Sydney B Platoon undertakes a pumping exercise in Sydney Harbour.
Posted by Fire and Rescue NSW Station 376 Merewether on Sunday, 12 February 2017
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