HIGH & MIGHTY
- Serious Decisions Are Necessary When Specifying Aerial Apparatus. PETERS, WILLIAM C. // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, Special section p23
The article discusses considerations when buying aerial apparatus in fire service. It examines the advantages and disadvantages of an elevating platform and an aerial ladder apparatus. It also considers the physical size, aerial length and load rating as well as the configuration and operating...
- MAKING THE CASE. Hunt, James W. // Fire Chief;Apr2010, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p32
The article deals with the need to develop an implementation threshold to justify the erection of an aerial ladder truck in service and the criteria that must be considered when making such document. It discusses the recommendations published by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in its Fire...
- Multi-Tasked. Cavette, Chris // Fire Chief;Jun2005, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p84
The article states that quints provide the capabilities of both pumpers and aerials in fire department vehicles. The quint configuration carries 85 feet of ground ladders in enclosed compartments on the right-hand side, with full-depth compartments on the left-hand side. A full-truck version can...
- What's new for the 1996 edition of NFPA 13. McGreal, Mike // PM Engineer;Jul96, Vol. 2 Issue 6, p16
Focuses on the National Fire Protection Association's 1996 edition of the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Responsibility of the Technical Committee on Automatic Sprinklers; Areas that were revised.
- What's new in NFPA 58 for 2001. Lemoff, Ted // LP/Gas;Jun2001, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p4
Comments on the revision of the NFPA 58 rules of the National Fire Protection Association. Rules in the installation of propane systems; Qualification of personnel stipulated in the regulation; Requirements set for internal valves.
- All fired up--receptacle testing rule sparks debate. Chisholm, Dan // Health Facilities Management;Jan98, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p36
Reports on the debate regarding the revised standards for receptacle testing in patient care vicinities by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Details about the revised sections; Performance-based approach of the revision; Breakdown on the poll about changes in testing protocols;...
- FYI: A snapshot of the JCAHO's life safety code. Cohen, Hal; Erickson, Douglas // Health Facilities Management;May98, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p52
Focuses on performance-based fire safety codes and standards in the United States. National Fire Protection Association's definition of key terms and concepts concerning performance-based codes and standards; Benefits of performance-based fire safety codes; Concerns about the specifics of...
- Keeping the flames from igniting. Razza, Joseph C. // Buildings;Aug98, Vol. 92 Issue 8, p34
Reports on the standards provided by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for proper fire protection systems for a computer room or data center. Factors to be considered when determining the need for protection; Statement from NFPA 75; NFPA 70 National Electrical Code. INSET:...
- Rhode Island adopts 1997 edition of NFPA 1. // Fire Engineering;Apr98, Vol. 151 Issue 4, p53
Provides information on the adoption of the 1997 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1 by Rhode Island Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review. Effectivity of the code implementation.