In This Issue: Compartment Corner; OnScene Solutions Compartment Lighting; Heavy Rescue Video Walk-Around
This week’s ENewsletter features a new edition of Mike Ciampo’s Compartment Corner highlighting a New Jersey rescue-pumper with articulating boom. Also, don’t miss an apparatus gallery by Steve Redick covering rigs in service at a three-alarm Illinois fire.
Bluefield (VA) Fire Department tanker-pumper. HME Ahrens-Fox Spectr LFD cab and chassis; Cummins X12 500-hp engine; UPF Poly 3,000-gallon water tank; two 30-gallon foam cells; and Hale Qmax 2,000-gpm pump.
As long as the rig has an adequate water supply and no one is screaming on the radio to raise or lower pump pressures, pump operators might let the pump do its own thing. Regardless of the reason, a lackadaisical attitude might develop that could be inherently dangerous on the fireground.
The Anne Arundel County (MD) Fire Department recently opened a new fire station that represents a $6.8 million investment that included acquiring the land for the facility, constructing the new station, and furnishing the firehouse.
The Fire Department of New York (FDNY) has conducted an extensive and detailed examination and evaluation of best practices for cleaning apparatus. Learn about the study and get an explanation of the findings and resulting policies and procedures.
Greg Olson, Sr. Global Product Specialist for Industrial Hygiene and Respiratory Protection at TSI, and Bobby Halton, Editor in Chief at Fire Engineering, discuss respiratory protection and respirator fit testing.
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