- SMART SPECS. Cavette, Chris // Fire Chief;Dec2006, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p64
The article presents four fire departments in the US that acquired new fire trucks equipped with decontamination equipment. The Baltimore City Fire Department received new Pierce decontamination units purchased with Homeland Security funding. The New York Fire Department placed an order for two...
- A Sticky Situation. RUDNER, GLEN D. // Fire Chief;Feb2011, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p28
The article discusses what fire fighters should do when faced with a mass-casualty decontamination event. It is stated that fire fighters must prepare themselves for the task of effectively decontaminating victims who may have been exposed to nuclear, chemical or biological contaminants or other...
- Reasons to integrate structural firefighting, hazmat units. McCreedie, John // Fire Chief Expert Blog;2/14/2013, p8
The article discusses rationales to integrate structural firefighting and hazmat units. Combining the skill sets of hazmat professionals with the structural fire operations team allegedly brings more advanced tools to each fire incident to aid identity risks and verify the effectiveness of...
- ENGINE AND TRUCK INITIAL ACTIONS AT A HAZ-MAT RESPONSE. Brennan, Christopher // Fire Engineering;May2004, Vol. 157 Issue 5, p119
Discusses fire engine and truck companies' initial actions at a hazardous material response. Isolation of the incident in the early stages; Use of binoculars and the "North American Emergency Response Guidebook" to identify the product or products involved; Process of notification; Establishment...
- INITIAL RESPONSE TO CHEMICAL INCIDENTS. Brennan, Christopher // Fire Engineering;Feb2003, Vol. 156 Issue 2, p16
Presents ways of responding to chemical incident during the occurrence of fire in the U.S. Details on the five-step incident management process; Identification of contaminants in the fire scene; Implementation of emergency decontamination of the fire victims.
- Apparatus Upgrades: Refurbishment of New? Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2004 Supplement, Vol. 157, p49
Presents a guideline in refurbishing the apparatus for fire extinction. Levels of refurbishment; Caution in checking different parts of the apparatus; Considerations on whether a device needs an upgrade.
- POJAZDY POÅ»ARNICZE WCZORAJ I DZIÅš ROZWÃ“J TECHNOLOGII. CZERWIENKO, Dariusz; GONTARZ, Adam; JURECKI, Leszek; POGORZELSKI, Ireneusz // Safety & Fire Technique / Bezpieczenstwo i Technika Pozarnicza;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p115
Fire-fighting vehicle is a specially prepared and marked vehicle used by fire departments or other fire protection unit to participate in rescue and fire fighting actions or other statutory activities (such as rescue at height, technical and chemical rescue). Among the fire-fighting vehicles the...
- SAFE OPERATION OF EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Cavette, Chris // Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p54
This article reports that in the last 10 years, more than 225 firefighters died in vehicle accidents while on duty. The really tragic thing is that many of these accidents can be prevented. Departments need to institute and enforce some simple practices to ensure the safe operation of emergency...
- PRIDE AND OWNERSHIP THE LOVE FOR THE JOB SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF. Lasky, Rick // Fire Engineering;Oct2004, Vol. 157 Issue 10, p77
Discusses the importance of knowing the basics of firefighting. Things to think about firefighters, fire apparatus and firehouses; Rules of fire response.