SEAL OF APPROVAL
- INCREASING YOUR DRIVERS' SAFETY AWARENESS. Dow, Paul // Fire Engineering;Feb2007, Vol. 160 Issue 2, p69
The article discusses training of drivers of fire engines and other emergency vehicles. The author lists several Web sources useful in updating and improving a firefighter driver safety program, as well as National Fire Protection Association standards. He also details specific shortcomings of...
- KEEP IT CLEAN. Markley, Rick // Fire Chief;Aug2007, Vol. 51 Issue 8, p88
The article focuses on the compliance of fire departments in the U.S. to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1851 standard. The standard gives fire department guidelines for inspecting, cleaning, and repairing turnout gear. Most fire chief agrees that the minimum cleaning and repair...
- Revised NFPA 1971 Addresses Stored Energy. // Fire Chief;Nov2012, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p10
The article discusses the revisions made on the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 standard, Protective Ensembles for Structural Firefighting and Proximity Firefighting. It mentions that the revised standard include the addition of a test method on the use of stored energy on...
- Firefighter Wish List. Roberts, Mary Rose // Fire Chief;Nov2011, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p8
The article presents the "Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service" study conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to several fire departments and stations. Study shows that there are 46% of departments in the country have not trained their personnel in structural...
- New Certification Levels for Rescue Technician. Howes, Lori // UFRA Straight Tip;Jul2013, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p43
The article reports on the approval of the Certification Council for the two new certification levels of rescue technician, namely, the Trench Rescue and Structural Collapse Rescue, which meet all requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
- An Apple a Day. Wilde, Stephen // Fire Chief;Dec2011, Vol. 55 Issue 12, p44
The article focuses on the preventive maintenance (PM) programs for emergency vehicles. It states that the PM program aims to have a safe and ready-to-use apparatus in the station at all times. It says that the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1911, Inspection, Maintenance, Testing,...
- Specifying and Purchasing Fire Apparatus. Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2003 Supplement, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p10
Provides tips in specifying and purchasing fire apparatus. Formulation of the product specifications; Consideration for the cost of the apparatus; Importance of outlining preliminary requirements using the standards of the U.S.National Fire Protection Association.
- Foreword. Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2003 Supplement, Vol. 156 Issue 6, p8
Focuses on specifying and purchasing fire apparatus in the U.S. Guidelines on the selection of fire apparatus; Consideration for the price of the equipment; Standards issued by the National Fire Protection Association.
- WHAT ARE WE GOING TO CALL THIS RIG? Peters, William C. // Fire Engineering;Oct2001, Vol. 154 Issue 10, p73
Presents the National Fire Protection Association 1901-complaint quint, a list of standard for fire apparatus in the United States. Classification of fire apparatus; Benefits of Standard for Automotive Fire Apparatus; Conditions for the specification of fire apparatus.