Brigade Equipment

We provide a comprehensive range of genuine and fully compliant and conformant brigade equipment, for use by the Fire Brigade or other trained personnel, to provide a readily available means of delivering large quantities of water and/or foam to help to extinguish fire, or to prevent its spread. This range includes:

Brigade EquipmentInlet Breechings

Inlet breeching two way flanged 4" BSTD 46/54189 
Inlet breeching two way flanged 100mm 46/54903 
Inlet breeching two way screwed 4" BSP female 46/54194 
Drain valve 46/57363 
Blank cap and chain (drain valve) 46/57364 
Rubber cap female 46/57365 


Complies with BS 5041 Part 3

Dry riser inlet breechings are normally fitted in glass-fronted cabinets on the outside walls of buildings and have either two or four inlet connections. For special requirements, a single inlet breeching is available.

They are used to feed water into the rising main through 2 1/2" fire hoses. A 100mm (4") rising main uses a two-way inlet breeching and a 150mm (6") main uses a four-way inlet breeching.

Drain Valves to BS 5154
Normally fitted to inlet breechings but can be supplied separately.

Two-way Inlet Breechings
4" BSTD, 4" BSP parallel female or 100mm NP16 Ð can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.

Inlet and Outlet CabinetsInlet and Outlet Cabinets

Two way inlet vertical dry riser cabinet 43/01035 
Two way inlet horizontal dry riser cabinet 43/01036 
Dry riser outlet cabinet 43/01034 
Spare glass for vertical dry riser inlet cabinet H435mm x W190mm 43/01037 
Spare glass for horizontal dry riser inlet cabinet H235mm x W375mm 43/01038 
Spare glass for dry riser outlet cabinet H475mm x W190mm 46/63274 
Spare glass for vertical dry riser inlet cabinet H430mm x W185mm 81/02349 
Spare glass for horizontal dry riser inlet cabinet H239mm x W344mm 81/02350 
Spare glass for dry riser outlet cabinet H435mm x W282mm 81/02351 


A range of inlet and outlet cabinets built to comply with BS5041: Part 5.

Cabinet sizes

Type of cabinet Width (mm) Length (mm) Depth (mm)
Two way vertical inlet 395 595 295
Two way horizontal inlet 595 395 295
Outlet 463 612 325

NB: Please measure size of aperture before ordering.

Outlet Valves - Bib Nose/Right AngleOutlet Valves - Bib Nose/Right Angle

C 2 1/2" BSTD bib nose 46/54516 
D 2 1/2" BSTD right angle 46/54089


Landing Valves

Landing valves used on dry rising mains should normally be of the gate valve type, but globe pattern valves are occasionally used. They act as outlets from the rising main and are fitted in easily accessible positions on each floor above the first floor of a building and sometimes in deep basement areas.

Dry Riser Gate Valves

With 2 1/2" instantaneous female outlet to BS 336, blank cap and chain, strap and padlock. Dry riser gate valves comply with the requirements of BS 5041:Part 2. Valves can be mounted in boxes complying with BS 5041:Part 4.

Globe Pattern Landing Valves (LP)

These screw-down stop valves are primarily used as hydrant outlets on wet rising mains, but are occasionally used on dry risers under special circumstances and after discussion with the fire brigade.


Valve AncillariesValve Ancillaries

A Padlock brass 3/4" 46/54458 
B Leather strap 1/2" x 13 3/4" 46/54456 
B Leather strap 1/2" x 22" 46/54944 
C Air release valve 1" BSP 46/54175 
D Washer 2 1/2" instantaneous 46/54470


The anti-tamper leather strap is for use with globe valves and can be fastened using the 3/4" brass padlock. Other accessories include a replacement washer and an air release valve for use at the top of a hydrant system.

Air Release Valves

Air valves are fitted at the top of a riser to release air when the riser is charged with water or to admit air when draining off.



A Standpipe double head alloy 2 1/2 BSRT female 46/54988 
B Standpipe single head alloy 2 1/2 BSRT female 46/32575 
C Contractors standpipe single tap c/w double check valve 46/57604 
D Hydrant bar and key alloy 46/54177 
D Hydrant bar and key steel 46/54178 
 Standpipe base washer 46/57366

Standpipes, keys and bars are used to obtain water from a pressurised mains supply via underground hydrants. The standard outlet for underground valves according to BS 750 is 2 1/2" BSRT male.

Standpipes have as standard a 2 1/2" BSRT female inlet, which is compatible with our underground hydrants. Standpipes are supplied either with single or double head outlets. Outlets are 2" female instantaneous with single twist release (BS 336). The double-head type is supplied with one blank plug as standard. Contractors' standpipes are supplied with a brass double check valve as standard.

Technical Specification
Standpipe double head, overall length to centre circle of head (A) 839mm
Standpipe single head, overall length to centre circle of head (B) 839mm
Contractors' standpipe with double check valve, single and double top - overall length (to centre of horizontal pipework) 970mm
Hydrant key length (Part number 46/54177) 1042mm
Hydrant bar key length (Part number 46/54177) 1042mm
Hydrant bar length (Part number 46/54178) 915mm
Hydrant key length (Part number 46/54178) 762mm


Underground HydrantsUnderground Hydrants

A Underground hydrant type 2 46/57368 
B Plastic blank cap 46/57382 

BS 750 Type II Hydrant
Screw-down type, cast iron body with manganese bronze valve and forged bronze spindle. Supplied with blank cap, chain and frost valve.

Technical Specification
Type 2:
Inlet flange 3" BS Table 'E' or 80mm NP16
Outlet connection 2 1/2" BS Round Thread Male
Body Test Pressure 24 Bar
Seat and Valve tested to 16 Bar
Weight 23kg