Hello my name is Paul Shapiro , director of Fire Flow Technology, and I would like to welcome you to my website. Fire Flow Technology is a consulting business dedicated to the education and research of fireground water delivery.
I got my start in water delivery back in 1981 when I was hired to be a firefighter/pump operator with no experience. Basically, I had two jobs to learn right away with no formal training. There were so many unanswered questions that I had about being a pump operator thus requiring me to go out and educate myself to a point where I felt comfortable doing the job. I found the art of moving water to be very interesting and continued learning. not only pump operations, but everything involved with water delivery on the fireground. Eventually I started teaching water delivery and formed my business which I run today.
Fire Flow Technology is based on several principles that I follow, which include keeping it real, simple, efficient, and being proactive. Also, it is very important to keep an open mind about life in general, which is my philosophy in research and development in water delivery. I look at my research on water delivery as never-ending. I am constantly analyzing new equipment, tactics, and general thoughts on how to improve. When it comes to water delivery, the fire service tends to do what it has always done. Most of the books on water delivery in our libraries are a reprint from years past. I have a saying that says, unless it is stipulated by the manufacturer of the equipment being used, let’s take a look and see if it can be done better.
Fire Flow Technology covers everything from the water supply to the discharge of the nozzle. You will see innovative hose evolutions that provide maximum flow to the pumps and nozzle discharge operations providing flows and pressures never thought possible before.
As you browse through my website. I would like you to take advantage of everything I have to offer, and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.