- Lighted PPV. // Fire Chief;Jan2006, Vol. 50 Issue 1, Special section p8
The article focuses on the optional point-of-entry safety lights on Ventry positive-pressure ventilation fans from J. Neils Enterprises. The light is powered by an alternator in the fan's engine. It provides 50 or 100 watts of light directly into the structure and can be rotated for lighting...
- Configuring Power Blowers. LAMBERT, KAREL // Fire Engineering;Jul2013, Vol. 166 Issue 7, p83
The author offers recommendations for the effective configuration of power blowers for building ventilation in fire fighting. It is noted that the aim of air flow in ventilation and the type, efficiency, and yield of the ventilator are important considerations. Other topics include the turbo fan...
- Smoke Ventilation OF FIRE FIGHTING SHAFTS. Harrison, Roger; Miles, Stewart // Fire Safety Engineering;Jan2003, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p16
Investigates the performance of ventilated smoke shafts. Parameters examined using the scale model; Alternative smoke shaft design; Importance of wind effects on the performance of smoke ventilation of the fire fighting shafts.
- Using PPV on Chimney Fires. Thill, Judy // Minnesota Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p39
Presents information on using positive pressure ventilation (PPV) to extinguish chimney fires. Benefits of PPV for the user; Topics to consider before using PPV; Tips on using PPV.
- EQUIPMENT NEWS. // Fire Chief;Sep2005, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p90
Presents various equipment for firefighting in the United States. Gas monitor device; Telepike Pole for making ventilation openings during firefighting operations; Hydraulic hose system.
- Winds of worldwide opportunity reach Tempest Technologies. Moffitt, Clay // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;1/20/2012, p8
The article presents the corporate profile of Tempest Technologies, which is considered as a player and pioneer in the firefighting industry through its ventilation fans based in Fresno, California. The company puts emphasis on finding ways to continue to expand its business amid the tough...
- NIST: Positive-Pressure Ventilation, Firefighting Environment, and Electrical Products Primary Focus. Madrzykowski, Daniel // Fire Engineering;May2007, Vol. 160 Issue 5, p79
This article highlights new products being researched at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for use in firefighting. Positive-pressure ventilation tests show that large fans can keep stairs in a high-rise fire free of smoke and heat. Testing was done on the thermal...
- Attic Fires: Hazards from Above. DALEY, MIKE // Fire Engineering;Mar2013, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p73
The article discusses fire extinction techniques for attic spaces, distinguishing them from cockloft and overhead void spaces. Personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and the duties of the incident commander (IC) are mentioned, as well as issues such as...
- FIREFIGHTING TOOLS & EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;Jan/Feb2005 Supplement, Vol. 49, p11
Introduces several firefighting tools and equipments in the U.S. Pros and cons of the mobile ventilation unit from Tempest Technology; Features of the Dump ∓ Pump portable folding water tanks from Firl Industries; Specifications of the Gladius flashlight from Night-Ops Division of Blackhawk...