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- Inspect Your Nozzles. McCORMACK, RAY // Fire Engineering;Jan2010, Vol. 163 Issue 1, p18
The author calls on fire fighters to regularly check their nozzles to ensure their operability during fires. He says that some of the causes of nozzle failure are stuck objects, loose bails and sticking barrels. He suggests running water through the nozzles to check for clogs. Other factors to...
- EMS EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;Nov/Dec2003 Supplement, Vol. 47, p11
Presents several firefighting and emergency management equipment. Philips Electronic's HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator; Medical Devices International's CPR Micromask; Armstrong Medical Industries' Heine disposable Macintosh and Miller laryngoscope.
- Remember Your "BRIEFCASE". Hittle, Samuel // Fire Engineering;Sep2007, Vol. 160 Issue 9, p28
The author reports on ways in which fire fighters can prepare themselves to be part of a rapid intervention team (RIT). Several pieces of equipment which the author feels that RITs need are discussed, including air, a search rope, a camera and access to elevation. The author feels that RIT...
- PREPARING FOR THE WORST. O'Hare, Kevin // Fire Safety Engineering;Sep2008, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p18
The article offers tips for businesses on how to make an effective emergency response. An effective emergency response starts with a thorough and far-reaching risk assessment to accommodate new threats and changing circumstances. It is also important to have a secure, properly conceived and...
- Search in Burning Buildings: Plan for Success. SHUPERT, STEVE // Fire Engineering;Jan2010, Vol. 163 Issue 1, p79
The article emphasizes the importance of a search plan for firefighters in the U.S. as they look for victims trapped by fire/smoke in a building. It is said that the starting point of a primary search is the area that poses greatest hazard to civilians. It suggests some tools to allow...
- Timeless Tactical Truths. Brunacini, Alan // Fire Engineering;May2008, Vol. 161 Issue 5, p208
The article presents several key elements that can be considered by firefighters. The first one focuses on the importance of developing an attack plan that separates what is lost and what is savable. The engine company must be responsible enough in providing its own fire engine with...
- Science On Scene. Lutz, Steve // UFRA Straight Tip;Jul2013, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p30
The article explores the development of several devices and applications for use by firefighters in emergency situations in the U.S. These include theVeti-gel invented by Joe Landolina to stop the bleeding of traumatic wounds, and an experimental helmet which uses touch feedback. It features the...
- The Quick Step Anchor. DUFFY, ROBERT S. // Fire Engineering;Nov2013, Vol. 166 Issue 11, p96
The article evaluates the Quick Step Anchor device for firefighters.
- Today's Cool Fire Tools. // Scholastic News -- Edition 2;Oct2002, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p1
Presents information on the tools used by firefighters.