Hazard Materials represent substances — which may be natural or man-made — that are inherently dangerous or pose a safety hazard. Examples include materials which are explosive, poisonous, chemically active (including acids and other corrosives), radioactive, or biologically active (including
There are two general types of fire academies: 1) College Fire Academy for students interested in a career in the fire services. 2) Fire Academy for hired firefighters. Both may cover similar theory and skill-development but a hired firefighter does
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
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
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
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
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
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