Water Thievery: The Art of Water Supply Operations

Andy Soccodato
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Water Thievery: The Art of Water Supply Operations

By: Andy Soccodato

Water supply is one of the most critical tasks to address on the fireground. Effective water supply operations provide the needed volume of water for the current operation and support the flow requirements for escalating incidents.

Andy Soccodato's Water Thievery: The Art of Water Supply Operations is a culmination of institutional knowledge, real-world experience, and lessons learned. This book urges the supply pumper operator to think proactively so they always know what to do when more is needed and can become a resource for others seeking solutions.  

Get a thorough understanding of advanced water supply tactics, including: 

  • Alternative Drafting Techniques & Rural Water Supply Operations 

  • Four-Way Hydrant Valve Operations  

  • Water Supply for Aerial Apparatus 

  • Large Flow Operations and Tactics

 

 

*****

 

 

Table of Contents

Foreword by Taylor Goodman

Preface

Introduction

1. Components of Modern Pumping Apparatus

  • Centrifugal Fire Pumps
  • The Intake Side of the Pump
  • The Discharge Side of the Pump
  • Automatic Pressure Control Devices
  • Study Questions

2. Hydraulics for the Supply Pumper

  • The Master Equation
  • Fireground Friction Loss Methods for Supply Operations
  • Determining Discharge Appliance Loss and Maximum Flow Rates
  • Study Questions

3. Principles of Supply Operations

  • Positioning the Supply Pumper
  • The Fast Water Process for Initial Operations
  • Relay Pumping Operations
  • Tandem Pumping Operations
  • Dual Pumping/Intake-to-Intake Operations
  • Study Questions

4. Drafting Operations

  • Drafting Physics
  • Conventional Drafting
  • Alternative Drafting Methods
  • Multiple Intake Drafting
  • Study Questions

5. Dump Site Operations

  • Delivering Water to the Rural Fire Scene
  • Dump Site Considerations
  • Study Questions

6. Fill Site Operations

  • Overcoming Access Issues
  • Determining the Adequacy of the Source
  • Shallow Water Sources
  • Fire Hydrants as Fill Sites
  • Fill Site Layouts
  • Determining the Needed Number of Tenders
  • Large-Scale Fill Site Operations
  • Study Questions

7. Hydrant Operations

  • Rated Flow Capacities of Fire Hydrants
  • Heavy Hydrant Hookups
  • Four-Way Hydrant Valve Operations
  • Other Advanced Hydrant Operations
  • Study Questions

8. Water Supply for Aerial Apparatus

  • Types of Aerial Apparatus
  • Options for Supplying Aerial Apparatus
  • Flowing Water from the Aerial Device
  • Study Questions

9. Large Flow Operations and Tactics

  • Parallel Supply Line Operations
  • High-Volume Series Pumping Operations
  • Aboveground Looped Systems
  • Supplementing Municipal Water Supplies
  • Study Questions

Appendix A: Answers to Study Questions

Appendix B: Source Volumes

Notes

Index

Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
402
Published Date:
March 2024
ISBN:
9781593705947

Reviews

  • 5
    Excellent

    Posted by Water warlock on Apr 21st 2024

    Great book. Gets you thinking about a lot

  • 5
    Absolute must-read

    Posted by Brian Stadter on Apr 7th 2024

    This is a must-read book for any pump operator. I recently took Andy's Water Thieves class (which is phenomenal by itself) and this book really drives the topics from that class home. It has been one of the best books I have read in my fire career and I cannot recommend it enough.