Last month we started to explore what makes up a standpipe or high-rise tool kit. There were some other tools or pieces of equipment that can be added to the kit that we did not discuss last time and we’ll consider this month. In photo 1, you will see a different type of standpipe kit bag being used as opposed to the one pictured last month. There is no standard bag that needs to be used for the kit, but it needs to be practical and useful for the intended purpose. The bag pictured in photo 1 is a smaller type of bag that will accommodate the required tools and equipment needed for standpipe operations. Using a bag that is too long and too large will only hinder the firefighter who is trying to carry it up flights of stairs or into a large box building. Having a smaller bag will be ergonomically efficient for the operation. In photo 2, we can see some of the other equipment that can be added to the standpipe kit. Starting at the right, we can see the 45-degree elbow. This piece of equipment is useful for the transition from the standpipe outlet to the hose system. It allows the hose to come off the standpipe outlet at an angle that will prevent kinking. It also allows for extra ...