Fighting fire with a smoke alarm

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You might call in a smoke alarm or a smoke detector, either way it is a necessary item for your home. Having smoke alarms will ensure you are alerted to a possible fire and can get in contact with the fire department faster. Smoke alarms will also let you know … Read The Full Post

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Resistance to change in the fire service

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In the old days, firefighters were there to help when the call came in. The only thing between them and the fire was a thin helmet and a hose pumping a weak amount of water as compared to the hoses of today. The smoke and flames were not something that … Read The Full Post

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Are emergency workers only firefighters

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Emergency worker is a term that covers such a multitude of job titles and descriptions. The United States government has a listing that defines the different classes of emergency workers and the general duties expected of them. This not, by any means, something for you to act off of, it … Read The Full Post

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Fire academies which ones pass the test

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As with any occupation, even firefighting has schooling and specialized training available for those interested in pursuing a career in firefighting. The difficult thing is finding the right academy, or the best academy to suit your goals. Depending on your location, here in the United States, you may want to … Read The Full Post

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Women firefighters the unsung heroes

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Just passing the six year mark of the 9-11 terrorist attack in NYC, brings back to mind some of the devastation and heart ache we, as Americans suffered not so very long ago. Although it has been six years, in our hearts, the pain is sometimes as fresh as just … Read The Full Post

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Children and fire a deadly combination

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Local fire departments and governing authorities are trying once again to educate people on the deadly risks they face from fire outbreaks in their own homes. A fire has the ability to start from almost anything, and can turn in to a raging inferno in no time at all. Fire … Read The Full Post

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The art of firefighting around the world

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Firefighting, the term brings images of martial arts and fire to mind. The fire part is correct, but there is no place for martial arts in the world of firefighting. It is definitely an art, and a skilled accomplishment for those that choose to attempt it, succeed, and are full … Read The Full Post

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The fire act of 1972

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While most of us were too young to remember 1972, many changes to the fire service were being started. Republican President Nixon took a very unheard of step to change the fire services. He created a special group to take a look into the issues within the fire service and … Read The Full Post

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Firefighting and the fire classifications

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Within the world of firefighting, fire is classified under five classes. This gives a better system of understanding the many types of fire that fire personnel face each day. Each class of fire is fought differently and requires a different tactic and strategy for controlling it. Each classification of fire … Read The Full Post

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Saving the next generation from fire

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It is so important for not only the local fire department to teach the children about the dangers of fire but it is also necessary for parents and family to also stress it at home. Fire in the home is a serious matter and should be taken into consideration. There … Read The Full Post

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