- Are We Our Own Worst Enemies? GRANT, STUART; STEPHENS, LES // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p73
The authors offer tips on how firefighters can stop being their own worst enemies. They say that firefighters need to conduct routine inspection of their gears/apparatus to ascertain they are in good working order. They cite that firefighters need to do their part in keeping the fire station...
- Ring of fire. Sweet, Melissa // Bulletin with Newsweek;1/15/2002, Vol. 120 Issue 6307, p13
Relates bushfire experiences in Australia. Caution extended by neighbors; Evacuation of dwellers in area; Perception about the job of firefighters.
- Showtime. BRUNACINI, ALAN // Fire Engineering;Sep2009, Vol. 162 Issue 9, p54
The article presents a discussion of the basic five-step performance model used by firefighters. The standard operating procedure (SOP) is translated into the training component that prepares the players for doing what the SOP describes. The SOP-training combination, occurring in the front end...
- Home sick. McKinley, Rob // Alberta Sweetgrass;Jun2002, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p9
Focuses on the confidence of the evacuees in the effort of fire-fighter crews to control the House River forest fire in Alberta. Installation of sprinkler system on school and business buildings; Application of water to the surrounding trees; Accounts on the progress fire and the fire crews.
- METODA POPRAWY BEZPIECZEÅƒSTWA BUDYNKÃ“W POPRZEZ ZASTOSOWANIE ODZYSKU CIEPÅA W UKÅADACH WENTYLACJI POÅ»AROWEJ. KOZIOŁ, Stanisław; ZBROWSKI, Andrzej // Safety & Fire Technique / Bezpieczenstwo i Technika Pozarnicza;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p39
In tall buildings and skyscrapers the vertical staircases are the only evacuation way in case of the fi re. To ensure safe evacuation from the higher floors of the building the special ventilation systems are used for maintaining of the proper atmosphere in the evacuation tract. As a result of...
- CREATING AN APPARATUS DRIVER RESPONSE SOP. Dallessandro, Michael P. // Fire Engineering;Mar2005, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p123
This article reports that the fire service needs to address how apparatus are operated on the road. If any organization has a clear standard operating procedure (SOP) for how apparatus drivers should conduct themselves while driving department's rig, the scenario mentioned above may simply be a...
- Firefighters Work Together. // Clifford the Big Red Dog;Oct2009, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p1
The article briefly discusses the job responsibilities of firefighters and offers tips on how to move out safely in case of fires.
- To Enter or Not to Enter, That is the Question. Chiaramonte, Mike // Fire Chief;May2008, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p20
The author reflects on how to implement clear risk management practices and safety procedures to minimize any risks faced by fire personnel. According to the author, officers and members need true guidelines for a practical and safe action plan. The author said that fire departments must adopt...
- BEZPIECZNA EWAKUACJA A ZAÅOÅ»ENIA SCENARIUSZA POÅ»AROWEGO. CHOŁUJ, Łukasz // Safety & Fire Technique / Bezpieczenstwo i Technika Pozarnicza;2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p127
The article described safe evacuation conditions resulting from the established fire scenario. Safe evacuation conditions result from the relationship of the required safe evacuation time (RSET) to the available safety evacuation time (ASET). ASET is the period from the outbreak of fire until...