There are numerous and specialized skills that firefighters learn as part of their job and maintaining safety. Ongoing training reinforces such skills, as well. However, there are a number of general skills that can help any firefighter be more effective.
It’s all well and good to want to help your community and do more “exciting” and/or “adventurous” work than most careers. And the accolades our society bestows upon firefighters and the firefighting services are well-deserved. However, if you are considering
The purpose of fire classification is to help identify the type of fire and therefore choose the best extinguishing method. Fire classification is most often based upon the type of material and fuel for combustion. There are five main classes
Firefighting has changed over time, and these changes have had an impact on the role of firefighters. In the past, firefighters were primarily responsible for extinguishing fires. However, today firefighters also play a vital role in fire prevention and education.
Several students have been selected as recipients of the Future Firefighters February 2022 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.
Do firefighters spray water from a fire hydrant directly onto a fire? And by the way, why are fire hydrants even necessary? Don’t fire trucks have huge tanks of water? FIRE HYDRANTS Fire hydrants are everywhere. Sometimes called fire plugs,
What’s the best technique to put out a fire with water? Unless you’re already trained as a firefighter, you would not be faulted if you hadn’t thought about this. Surely just spraying as much water as possible and as fast
Everyone knows what a fire truck is. However, technically speaking, if you’re in a conversation with a firefighter, and you point to a fire truck, he or she may tell you that’s actually a fire engine. So, what’s the difference?
Nowadays, one of the primary responsibilities of most fire departments in the United States is providing Emergency Medical Services to those in need. Fire departments have been responding to accidents and medical emergencies for decades. Yet, some readers may be
Founder of Future Firefighters, Roland Dykes, speaks on Our Ventura TV, about mandated COVID-19 vaccines for the LA County Fire Department. In a number of places around the world, vaccinations against COVID-19 have become a controversial topic. In this 10