Because of the prevalence of cancer in the fire service linked to exposure to contaminated gear, departments are turning to using decon rooms and turnout storage rooms in the stations. ALAN M. PETRILLO
By Alan M. Petrillo The Houston (TX) Fire Department was looking to add a new station and concentrated on energy efficiency as a hallmark for the new structure. The fire department turned to Brown Reynolds Watford (BRW) Architects to design the station that would take up about two acres on an eight-acre city site that...
US Digital Designs (USDD) and its partners at Racom Corp. have recently completed the training and installation for a new Phoenix G2 Fire Station Alerting System in Dubuque, Iowa. This is USDD’s fourth installation in Iowa, as the company also services the communities of Davenport, Urbandale, and Marion. The six fire stations in Dubuque serve...
In this short video, Ken Newell, principal, Stewart-Cooper-Newell Architects, describes the Danville (VA) Fire Department headquarters project.
Just like PPE, fire hose is one of the most used items in the fire service, so maintenance is just as important because it prolongs the life of the hose and allows it to perform as designed.
The props being built into new stations include those for rappelling, bailout training, laddering, confined space training, and self-contained breathing apparatus mazes. ALAN M. PETRILLO
Fire Station 28, the first of the two, which was completed in 2009, cost $7.2 million and was initially conceived as a renovation project. Fire Station 38, completed in 2011 at a construction cost of $3.8 million, is a smaller urban site that once was a gasoline station.
Features of the station include a museum that features a 1922 Seagrave pumper and other artifacts; a hose tower that acts as an urban marker for people entering the city of Brandon along 18thStreet, one of only two means of access to Brandon from the TransCanada Highway; and the incorporation of a province-wide 911 center (excluding Winnipeg) in the administration part of the station.
Following proper cleaning, drying, maintenance and storage protocols will help to protect you from exposure to harmful toxins.
Lincoln (NE) Fire and Rescue along with the Lincoln Lancaster County Emergency Communications Center are working to reduce the time it takes to dispatch a call and respond to an emergency.