This homegrown hydrant adapter was designed in Chicago, Illinois, for hydrants with missing threads.
The author set off to make a tool that would allow for a safe and easy rescue of a down firefighter while maintaining the integrity of the face piece. The outcome of that effort is the JackStrap.
Don’t overcomplicate your in-house training program; make it fun yet challenging. You can cover some basic principles with minimal time and effort.
I believe that classroom education is extremely valuable, but firefighters experiencing real-life situations using a TI is training that could one day save a life. The best training combines both classroom and real-life learning.
Exhibitors at the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) Apparatus Symposium this month at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, featured a wide array of providers of products and services of interest to the fire industry.
It’s important to note that the TI doesn’t really care how warm or cold an object is, simply how much warmer or colder it is than the object next to it, which brings us back to the question: What is it you are looking at?
The barrel strainer includes an integrated detachable float that is compact, and both float and strainer are constructed of rugged, corrosion-proof, high-tech polymers.
I recently had an opportunity to participate in a large, live-fire training weekend and engaged with many firefighters about thermal imaging (TI). To my surprise, they had a lack of knowledge about their own fire departments’ TI equipment.
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Offering a 60-minute runtime (depending on battery selection), the V18-BL produces a 10,230-cfm airflow.