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In buildings with additional fortification, it’s critical for crews to utilize forcible entry skills to establish sufficient entry and exit points
Firefighter Amanda Keesey shares great gift ideas for this holiday season
Simple steps to ensure you know what you need and what’s just “extra”
A detailed look at competitive bidding, asset management, equipment selection and tool training
How high-tech tools impact incident organization, safety, decision-making and data collection
Master the operating pressures, flow rates and features associated with each nozzle type
It’s helpful to develop a tool training schedule to ensure members’ skill remain automatic
We must be well versed in the proper use of chainsaws and our go-to hand tools
Your go-to options include a Halligan, roof hook, flathead ax, force wedge, thermal imager and flashlight
The mission often requires a dynamic loadout of equipment based on probable risk factors and the construction and occupancy type of the fire building
Firefighters often work in extreme environments; how we prepare ourselves for those conditions can influence the outcome
The Lebanon Fire District may have to delay future fire investigations after many of their tools were stolen from a trailer
Firefighters had to cut through four courses of brick and one-eighth-inch steel to rescue the teen
Understand the differences between the types of TIs will help identify the units that work best for your members