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.
It’s no secret that firefighters are subject to health and safety risks. As a result, they wear and carry protective equipment intended to mitigate such risks. Nevertheless, when you add up all the hazards firefighters face over the course of
Firefighters are generally associated with fire trucks. But certain fires, particularly wildfires, benefit from the use of aerial firefighting resources. Aerial firefighting takes advantage of airplanes and helicopters to contain wildfires. Aerial firefighters, including smokejumpers and rappellers, are specially trained