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
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
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
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
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