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
One of the greatest innovations in the fire service is the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), which is a critical component in the personal protective equipment (PPE) used by today’s firefighters. This equipment is essential for allowing firefighters to operate in
A Halligan bar (also known as a Halligan tool), is a forced entry device used by firefighters (as well as law enforcement). If you like to hit stuff and bend things to your will, this multipurpose tool is for you.
You already know a fire hose is one of the most basic, essential pieces of fire-fighting equipment. But do you know how many different types of fire hoses there are? In this article we are going to outline some general
Several students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters February 2020 scholarships. Award-winning retired firefighter and founder of Future Firefighters, Roland Dykes said: “The Future Firefighters Board of Directors and myself thank all those who submitted scholarship applications.