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:
Have the trainee demonstrate the proper procedure on catching a hydrant. Make sure that the trainee brings the appropriate items to complete this task.
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