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
Backdraft fires are very dangerous, often surprising even experienced firefighters. A backdraft is a phenomenon in which a fire in an enclosed area has consumed all available oxygen and appears to be dormant, but then suddenly explodes when more oxygen
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
HOW FAST!? Just two minutes. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Four Fire Facts The flames capture most of a viewer’s attention. But from a survival perspective,