A structure fire includes the partial or complete burning of any type of residential, commercial or industrial building. We’re talking about homes, offices, stores, warehouses, factories or any type of building or their frameworks. Structural fires are categorized differently than
The best defense against a fire is to prevent a fire from starting in the first place. In this brief video, retired LA County Fire Captain, Ralph Ortiz, briefly introduces the importance of fire safety inspections of local structures to
In the United States, wildfires are prevalent in the western states, particularly in the end of summer and early fall, when the hot, dry desert winds fan flames that run fast and furiously through forests, over mountains, valleys and anything
The world is an unpredictable place. You never know when you may become an accident victim. Some accidents are more serious than others but many will benefit from quick help or medical service. Now, other than hospitals and doctors, Emergency
If you aspire to become a firefighter, it would benefit you to know a little bit about the basic organization of a modern fire department. You already know a fire department (or similar names around the world) is an organization
Three students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters August 2018 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.
The Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) Color Bar is similar (but not identical) to the Fire Diamond. The HMIS is a hazard rating system that uses color bar labels to identify and provide information about chemical hazards. It was developed
Roland Dykes advises Future Firefighters about the realities of meal preparation at the fire station.
Which is Worse: Fire or Smoke? Contrary to what may be most commonly understood by non-firefighting professionals, one of the main risks of a fire is the smoke. This is because smoke carries heat and poisonous gases and makes is
The “Fire Diamond” or “NFPA 704” refers to signs posted at locations that contain hazardous materials. The purpose of the signs are to alert emergency personnel to the risks posed by the materials.