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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. First-Due Battalion Chief: Going with Your Instinct

    Online Articles

    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

  3. 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

  4. Struck by Lightning

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 Aug 2010

    days, a violent afternoon thunder and lightning storm rolled through our response area. During these storms, automatic fire alarms are set off by power surges, loss of power, and even lightning strikes. It is not uncommon to run numerous calls

  5. 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 emergency

  6. 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


    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jun 2004

    things the local professional would look for include the following: car fires related to traffic conditions, automatic fire alarms related to school activity, and gang or vandal activity related to community activity. Arsonists also generally


    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 Feb 2002

    accidents) did not seem to warrant full turnout gear, complacency seemed to set in. You know the calls-the automatic fire alarms , the minor vehicle accidents, the smell of gas in the area, and so on. What we saw over time was that our


    Magazine Articles

    Fri, 1 May 1998

    speed at which the building must be entered and the amount of damage that will be acceptable in gaining entry. Automatic fire alarms , water leaks, and a slight odor of gas or smoke are examples of calls at which it may be hard to justify breaking


    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 1 Mar 1999

    in the country today, there seems to be an increasing number of alarm drop, or fire alarm, calls. These automatic fire alarms come in to the station in a variety of ways: as waterflow including alarm valves, heat detector, smoke detector