2-13. Priming Fire Pump and Filling Tanks
Priming Fire Pump. Refer to figure 2-2 and
prime the fire pump.
Filling the 400-Gallon Water Tank from Suction
Lift. Refer to figure 2-3 and fill the 400-gallon water
Filling the 400-Gallon Water Tank Through the
Water Tank Fill. Refer to figure 2-4 and fill the water
tank through water tank fill.
Filling the 400-Gallon Water Tank From a
Hydrant. Refer to figure 2-5 and fill the 400-gallon water
tank from a hydrant.
Filling 40-Gallon Foam Tank With Concentrate.
Refer to figure 2-6, 2-7 and fill the 40-gallon foam tank
2-14. Pumping Details
Pumping water from suction lift. Refer to figure
2-8 and pump water from suction lift.
Pumping water from the 400-gallon tank (para
independently to one, or to all of the outlets after
removing the discharge caps and connecting hoses.
Prime the fire pump from the water tank
Follow steps 4 through 7, figure 2-8
outlined in pumping from suction lift to pump water from
the water tank.
Pumping water from hydrant. Refer to figure 2-
9 and pump water from hydrant.
If possible, flush dirt from hydrant
before attaching hose.
Pumping water from the h
ose reels. Refer to
figure 2-10 and pump water from hose reels.
Pumping foam. Refer to figure 2-11 and pump
foam from foam tank.
2-15. Draining and Flushing Details
Draining fire pump and lines. Refer to figure 2-2
and drain the fire pump, valves and lines.
Draining the water tank. Refer to figure 2-2 and
drain the 400-gallon water tank.
Draining and flushing the 40-gallon foam
concentrate tank. Refer to figure 2-12 and drain and
flush the 40-gallon foam concentrate tank.
Flushing discharge line system. Refer to figure
2-12 and flush the discharge line system.
2-16. Final Test Before Housing Fire Truck After
Returning From Fire
services (para 3--6).
Close all controls and valves and have suction
combination gage shows about 15 inches of vacuum in
Close primer valve lever and watch gage. If
vacuum falls rapidly it indicates air leakage.
Test suction hose by attaching suction hose to
pump and placing suction tube cap on end of suction
hose in place of strainer and i test for leaks.
Repair leaks or report to direct support
2-17. Operation Under Usual Conditions
Start and operate the fire truck and equipment as
described in section IV.
2-18. Operation in Extreme Cold (Below 0° F.)
temperatures creates special problems which require
careful inspection and maintenance. Personnel should
be especially careful not to subject the fire truck to any
sudden shocks, loads or rough handling which might
strain the equipment and crack or break metal parts. Do
not allow water to spray over the body of the truck or the
compartment doors' will freeze shut. All operations
must be started carefully at slow speeds. AH controls,
linkage, frame mountings, and drive parts must be
carefully inspected for damage. Refer to TM 9-
2320209-10 for additional information on operating the
fire truck in extremely cold temperatures.
Lubrication. Be sure to use the correct grade of
lubricant for all points of application. Refer to LO 9-
2320-235-12 and LO 5-4210-213-12 for special cold
weather lubrication instructions.
Hose Nozzle and Hoses.
If the hose nozzles
are closed in extremely cold weather, water in the hoses
and nozzles freezes rapidly. Immediately after
pumping, detach the nozzles and drain the hose. If
possible, dry the hose before stowing to prevent
Pump Lines. Drain water from pump and