Water Supply Needs For Effective Fire Suppression

Water Supply Needs For Effective Fire Suppression

Anyone ever wonder how much water it takes to fight an average size house fire?  The technical answer is length x width divided by 3 x the number of stories (a house that is 30 x 50 and is 2 stories would require 1,000 gallons per minute).  Plattsburg Fire brings 3,000 gallons of water with Engine 33 (so about 3 minutes of firefighting) at that point we need to rely on the hydrants in town or water tankers from neighboring…

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