GPM: Measuring the Flow of Water in Firefighting Operations
GPM stands for gallons per minute, and it is a unit of measurement used to indicate the flow rate of water in firefighting operations. It is an important metric for firefighters to understand, as it can affect the effectiveness of their water supply and the ability to extinguish a fire.
When fighting a fire, firefighters must have a sufficient water supply to extinguish the fire and protect exposures. The amount of water needed will depend on the size and severity of the fire, and the GPM flow rate can help firefighters determine if they have enough water to effectively fight the fire.
The GPM flow rate can also be used to adjust the pressure of the water being discharged from the hose. Higher pressure is required to reach the fire at upper floors of high-rise building but lower pressure is needed to protect exposures. Firefighters must be able to adjust the GPM flow rate as needed to ensure that they have the right amount of water to fight the fire and protect exposures.
Firefighters use GPM to measure the water flow rate and ensure that they have enough water to fight the fire and protect the community. It’s a key element in the fire department’s
Last Updated on February 22, 2023