Drivers need to know about the changes they see in their pressure gauges. In driver engineer/chauffeur training, they are taught how to calculate pressures. Getting the correct pressure on the gauge is easy enough to do. However, once the pumping operation is active, drivers need to carefully observe their intake gauge for the different changes and know why they are occurring.
It is difficult to imagine that firefighters are not prepared for the future. As times have changed, the issue of protecting ourselves is about more than just the bunker gear we wear or the SCBAs on our backs. Our profession has come a long way in providing us with all the tools we need to do the many tasks at hand, but there is one area we're often left unprotected. What am I referring to?