The term “deluge” means “to overrun with water.” It’s a word associated with great floods in human history. So, it wouldn’t take much of an imagination to envision the purpose of a “deluge gun” in the fire service. A deluge
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the United States specifies that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) “develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.” Their website further states: “Nearly everyone will experience a range
If you’ve been held up in a traffic jam due to a car accident blocking all or part of the road up ahead, there’s a possibility that emergency rescue personnel may require powered rescue tools to access crash victims before
You’ve only got a few weeks left to submit your application for the next scholarship and financial aid offering. Future Firefighters provides scholarships (age 17 and above) to individuals around the world to help them become Emergency Medical Technicians and
One of the definitions of “turnout” in the American Heritage Dictionary states: “An outfit or array of equipment, especially that worn by a firefighter.” Firefighter turnout gear (also known as bunker gear) represents the personal protective equipment (PPE) used by
Water is the first thing most people think of for putting out a fire. And for many types of fires, it’s been doing that successfully for a long time. But water doesn’t work for all fires, most notably, oil fires.
The most important goal of firefighting is to save lives. When arriving at a structure fire a team of firefighters conducts a rapid but thorough search before or during fire suppression to locate and rescue any victims. The risks can
Putting out fires may be the most visible and intuitive role of a firefighter, but there are a number of different job titles that pertain to a career in the fire services. Probationary Firefighter The probationary firefighter is at the
WILDFIRE HOME SAFETY Places such as the western United States and parts of Australia are known for their wildfires. Year after year these locations are in the news and wildfires have been making headlines even more so in recent years.
Firefighters are essential to their communities. The scope of their work stretches beyond what many people realize. Of course they do fight fires, but they also: Respond to medical emergencies Aid in search and rescue efforts Help with traffic incidents