Firefighter Skill Evaluations
Catching a Hydrant
Review the Training information provided.
In Manatee County
Reclaimed Hydrants: Lavender in color, must flush tank after use, must use socket type hydrant wrench, not suitable for drinking
Residential Areas: Hydrants are 1,000 feet apart
Commercial Areas: Hydrants are 800 feet apart
Relay: Used to boost pressure
Tandem Pumping: Used to boost volume of water (GPM)
Practical Skills Evaluation
Complete the Practical Skills Evaluation with an officer or designated member. The evaluator will enter the training with their PIN # for validation.
DEMONSTRATE AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING:
90% to Pass
Have the trainee demonstrate the proper procedure on catching a hydrant. Make sure that the trainee brings the appropriate items to complete this task.
Radio, spanners, hydrant wrench and adapters
Wraps hydrant and stand in correct location
Signals driver to start the lay
- Dresses the Hydrant Properly with 2 1/2 Gate Valve
Advises command “Ready to charge hydrant”
Doesn’t charge hydrant until ordered by command or operator of apparatus receiving water
Opens hydrant slowly and fully