- Speak Without Sound. King, J. Freeman // Fire Chief;Dec2003, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p62
Discusses the factors that firefighters should consider in rescuing hearing-impaired persons. Importance of facing the deaf person when speaking; Things to avoid when speaking to a deaf person; Advantages of using pantomime and body language. INSET: PUB-ED FOR THE DEAF.
- Tips for Safety and Firefighter Rescue. Grant, Stuart; Stephens, Les // Fire Engineering;Apr2008, Vol. 161 Issue 4, p50
The article offers tips on how to improve or modify existing ideas, practices, or tools for safety and firefighter rescue. It mentions how to modify the standard wooden door chock to eliminate the need of using an overpriced door chock. It also discusses how the self-contained breathing...
- Where's the victim? Montagna, Frank C. // Fire Engineering;Dec96, Vol. 149 Issue 12, p60
Presents strategies for fire fighters in rescuing victims trapped in buildings. Need for a view of all four sides of the building; Importance of standardized communication; Tactical and building access considerations.
- Organizing and training special rescue teams. Rhea, Robert // Fire Engineering;Mar1997, Vol. 150 Issue 3, p75
Discusses issues affecting the organizing and training of special rescue teams in fire fighting. Development issues affecting the organization of a training program; Tips on identifying rescue target hazards; Categories of rescue target hazards and the associated rescue problems; Tips on...
- Fog streams and PPV: Their effects on two fires. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Nov97, Vol. 150 Issue 11, p49
Examines the effects of fog streams and positive-pressure ventilation (PPV) in house fire and shipboard firefighting situation. Advantages of using fog streams and PPV; Evaluation of the fire strategies used in the two fire situation.
- `The National': One foot over the edge? Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Mar1998, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p4
Editorial. Presents the National Fire Academy (NFA) Program Chairs' report to the Board of Visitors about the condition of the Academy. Complaint on the funding inadequacy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Academy; Issue on lack of support for the Volunteer Incentive and...
- Continuing the search. Brennan, Tom // Fire Engineering;Nov98, Vol. 151 Issue 11, p108
Discusses how firefighters and rescue workers should conduct search operations during structural fire. Perimeter guidelines of a room; Access to a room; Level of confidence and tolerance; Abortion of primary search.
- COMING EVENTS. // Fire Engineering;Jul2001, Vol. 154 Issue 7, p118
Lists activities relating to fire fighting and rescue work in the United States in August and September 2001. Inclusion of the International Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Working Group Annual Conference, to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana; Northeast Regional Extrication Competition, to be...
- Search and rescue in single family dwellings, part 2. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Sep98, Vol. 151 Issue 9, p51
Part II. Describes a search and rescue procedure for a burning single-family dwelling. Search plan options for the first-arriving engine company and the ladder company; Advancing the attack hoseline through the front door; Getting to the bedroom; Handling fires in the kitchen, utility room,...