"Foam has been used for years in pre-action systems for high hazard locations - airplane hangers, and other potential high heat producing areas. The foam is stored in a bladder type tank and the sprinkler heads are open (no fusing required) and…"
"First of all, I have no experience in fighting fire in these types of structures. However, after reading "Sandro's response," the structures height and lack of safe internal access make conventional firefighting impossible. My…"
"What ever happened to introducing the new "Johnny's" into the organization in the traditional manner (or at least the tradition that some of are familiar with). Introduce them to the membership, including all the shaking of hands,…"
Just an "atta boy" to the Central Maryland chapter for the great party they threw at this years Expo! Old friends, new friends combining for a great celebration. The pipe band did a great job opening the program. Their music and the salute to the Brothers and Sisters, and the Troops protecting our freedom was very emotional. Looking forward to next year! Stay safe all and God Bless America!! See More
"Rich I agree with you, where are his glove? I'm not familar with the fire or the circumstances of opposing lines, etc. However, it demonstrates the range and affectiveness of the solid bore nozzle. Stay safe and God Bless the troops."
"Fires and wires always cause the IC to stop and re-evaluate the safety of his/her personnel and the overall operation. Is this location the very best for the application of water for fire suppression and/or vertical ventilation to assist the…"
"Chief CHAOS setting a positive example for his firefighters!! With this kind of leadership at the helm, I'm really concerned whether that PPV fan will be used in the correct manner. Stay safe out there, and God Bless America."
"A local volunteer fire department has structured their department addressing both interior and exterior firefighters. Many of the exterior staff members are older and less physically/emotionally able to operate in the IDLH atmospheres. They are…"
"Masking up before getting off the apparatus seems to many to be a good idea and it enhances the ability to go to work rapidily. However, it is every firefighter's responsibility when entering a potential IDLH atmosphere to perform an adequate…"
"I agree with Darryl on his assessment, however, I think it is part of a much larger issue now facing America's fire service. I am familiar with most of the devices now available for use in firefighter bailout. Some are better then others…"