Tried & True
- Keep Your Cool. Laskaris, Michael A. // Fire Chief;Oct2005, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p82
Offers advice to fire fighters on how to avoid overheating of fire pumps. Causes of overheating; Accessories that add heat to the fire pump; Heating problems of single and two-stage fire pumps.
- Information Age. Hutchins, Chuck // Fire Chief Exclusive Insight;8/ 1/2011, p5
The author reflects on the future of modern fire apparatus and what the pump panel of the future might look like. He suggests that future pump panels become cleaner and easier to use. He predicts that future firefighters will be able to control engine speed to maintain desired pumping pressure...
- FIREFIGHTER EMERGENCY EGRESS TEST USING HI-IMPACT WALLBOARD. // Fire Engineering;Dec2005, Vol. 158 Issue 12, p59
The article presents information on the Hi-Impact Lexan Wallboard, which is used in the building system. It also mentions various uses and characteristics of Lexan Wallboard along with its various testing procedures so that firefighters get information regarding how to handle the situation, when...
- Back off! Farmer, Tim // Minnesota Fire Chief;Sep/Oct2013, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p41
The article offers the author's insights regarding the way novice and experienced firefighters handle fire. The author says that experienced firefighters stays on their knees and their feet depending on the fire intensity. He also states that the responsibility of the first person holding the...
- Making The Right Decision. Schanno, Tim // Fire Chief;Mar2008, Vol. 52 Issue 3, Special section p4
The article presents a comparison of fire fighting pumps including the high/low (HL) pumps, the mid-ship multi-stage fire pumps and the self-contained pumping unit (SCPU).
- APPARATUS DELIVERIES. MALECKY, JOHN M. // Fire Engineering;Dec2014, Vol. 167 Issue 12, p121
The article offers information on several firefighting equipment including 1st Attack Engineering off-road fire-rescue truck, E-ONE pumper and Pierce rescue pumper.
- NEW HEIGHTS. Pauli, Kent // Fire Chief;Oct2005, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p76
Discusses trends that focus on ways to improve firefighting performance, save time and enhance firefighter safety. Firefighting capabilities and performance of aerial ladders and platforms; Preconnects and preplumbed hose boxes; Monitors that can handle the higher flow rates.
- EQUIPMENT NEWS. // Fire Chief;Nov2005, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p120
The article focuses on several fire fighting equipment. A training mask provides a realistic simulation of three smoke-filled environments. A 14-watt HID Power Light produces more than 800 lumens of true white light in a compact beam. Safesite is designed to monitor, detect and communicate the...
- HAZMAT EQUIPMENT. // Fire Chief;May/Jun2004 Supplement, Vol. 48, p7
Features equipment and supplies for use in firefighting. Pump probe; Protection kit; Multi-gas detector; High-pressure SCBA.