By Chief Adam K. Thiel, FR1 Editorial Advisor I've written several times in the past about the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms, in ourselves and others, of a potential heart attack, stroke or other medical condition. This is easy to say, of course, but in my experience it's not always easy to practice. Generally speaking, we firefighters don't always make the best patients.
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Ventilation decisions are not only made based on where the fire is, but where it will be by the time the vent hole is opened. Understanding ventilation's effect on fire behavior and its safe techniques is key to a safe firefight.Fraught with hazards
The life of a fire chief is a stressful. The last thing you should worry about is your generator. With PowerSource, you get generator and engine information, a live forum with other industry professionals, specification sheets, videos and much more!
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The most important part of a firefighter's respiratory system protection is the quality of the air contained in their SCBA cylinder. And like the old computer adage of "garbage in, garbage out" having cylinders full of quality air is paramount. And this ultimately comes down to the fill station.6 considerations
The countdown to Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants has begun! FP&S Grants are now accepting applications through 1/18/2013. FP&S offers grants designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and related hazards.