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Fire Equipment Math

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Fire Equipment Math

Enter your answer below, click share, and then click on the image for the answer!   And the answer is ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...42  

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Fifteen Essential Items For Your First Aid Kit

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Fifteen Essential Items For Your First Aid Kit

Fifteen Essential Items For Your First Aid Kit By: Glenn L. Hamm, II   Here is the Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) Rule # 1. A first aid kit is an essential item that everyone should own and know how to use.  I must re-emphasize that this is 2 part equation. As the saying goes, knowing is HALF the battle.  The whole picture looks more like this: You MUST have it and You MUST know how to use it.   Simply the kit is no good without the knowledge and the knowledge is no good without the proper equipment.  If...

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Firefighting History: From Water Buckets to Hydrants and The Modern Fire Hose

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Firefighting History: From Water Buckets to Hydrants and The Modern Fire Hose

Modern day advances provide many tools that have contributed to the success in fighting fires. For example, the fire hydrant allows firefighters access to a water source in close proximity to the fire. However, it is easy to take such tools for granted.Prior to the creation of the fire hydrant, firefighters used a bucket brigade and/or hand pumping system. Picture in your mind a fire that took place during Colonial Times and you’ll likely envision bucket brigades. In fact, individual homeowners were required to keep special leather buckets on hand so they could help to transport water from a nearby well...

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Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

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Fire Prevention is a longstanding tradition in North America. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation. Then, in 1922, National Fire Prevention Day was officially extended to become Fire Prevention Week. Today, this event continues to be observed on the Sunday through Saturday period covering October 9th to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire. This year Fire Prevention Week will take place on October 5-11, and encourages more frequent smoke alarm testing. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 96 percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm, but fires where there was no working smoke...

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Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire Service

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Firefighter Training Topics – Issues and Challenges in Today’s Fire ServiceChief (Ret.) Rick Lasky, Lewisville (TX) Fire Department, Battalion Chief (Ret.) John Salka, Fire Department of New York, and Chief (Ret.) Bobby Halton, CLICK HERE TO WATCH NOW! Discussion Highlights:The fire service is faced with a vast array of issues and challenges. For 86 years, FDIC has been the place where honest discussions have led to workable solutions to these issues and challenges. This Big Room Session features three of North America’s most outspoken and informed practitioners. Join Rick Lasky, John Salka, and Bobby Halton as they tackle the most...

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