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  1. Firefighter Survival: Expect Fire

    Online Articles

    Wed, 27 Feb 2013

    there's no fire, repack the hose. We rarely get the opportunity to drill under real-life conditions. Automatic fire alarms provide us the ideal opportunity to practice our skills. I'll try to answer each of these objections in turn

  2. Structural Firefighting: Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Stop Early Morning Commercial Fire

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    Wed, 9 Jul 2014

    shortly before 1:00 this morning. Six fire companies were sent to A & M Construction Company at 7161 Lee Highway on an automatic fire alarm , with Quint 8 the first to arrive on the scene. After inspecting the building for a few minutes, Captain Dennis Witt

  3. Fire Service Leadership: Understanding "Nothing Showing"

    Online Articles

    Wed, 16 Jul 2014

    companies to an address for a report of a fire, either verbally communicated to the dispatch center or received through an automatic fire alarm system. The fire companies will respond because they were summoned by a report of a fire (verbally or electronically

  4. Fire at Historic New York Hotel

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    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    Eagle Newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/ORF50O) that Stamford firefighters got the call just before 11 a.m. this morning for an automatic fire alarm going off in the building and arrived to find smoke coming from the building.

  5. Firefighters Extinguish Commercial Building Fire in Savage (MD)

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    Sat, 21 Dec 2013

    HCDFRS) units from the Savage Fire Station were dispatched to the 9000 block of Maier Road in Savage to investigate an automatic fire alarm sounding. The single story industrial warehouse building includes several businesses. First arriving units found smoke

  6. Fire Service Industry News: Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Responds to Commercial Fire

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    Sat, 11 Jan 2014

    Services (HCDFRS) units were dispatched to the 10400 block of Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia to investigate an automatic fire alarm sounding. The building is a four-story commercial building with several businesses. First arriving units found smoke

  7. SCBA Policy

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 1 Aug 2007

    stronger. An SCBA is not just for structure fires anymore. Department guidelines require that our SCBA be worn on automatic fire alarms , gas leaks, in or outside a structure, at dumpster fires, for vehicle fires, and for other incidents

  8. National Firefighter Near Miss Report: At what price...

    Online Articles

    Fri, 3 Oct 2008

    because we know they drive erratically and we know most automatic fire alarms are false. CLICK HERE to read the full report, then ..... rapidly approaches"? 4. What is the percentage of automatic fire alarms in your area/department that turn out to be actual

  9. Offsetting Fuel Costs

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Feb 2009

    fuel prices and spot shortages, we have instituted practices such as the following: Responses to unconfirmed automatic fire alarms will be reduced to two fire engines, one EMS unit, and a battalion chief. When operating at an extended

  10. First-Due Battalion Chief: Going with Your Instinct

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    Mon, 19 Jul 2010

    response district includes high-rise office buildings and loft buildings. I respond every day to numerous automatic fire alarms , which can wear you down and force you into complacency. As the chief, I am still expected to have all the