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  1. 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

  2. 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

  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. INTERSTATE ARSON: CATCHING THE TRAVELING SERIAL ARSONIST

    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

  7. THE DANGEROUS "FIVE CLASSES OF BUILDINGS"

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 May 1999

    They seem to have an institutional aversion to transmitting alarms. The emphasis on "false alarms" from automatic fire alarms and possibly fines may cause management to order "investigate first." In the Atomic Energy Commission, we

  8. THE "MOST OFTEN FORGOTTEN" SAFETY RULES

    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

  9. Firefighters Employ Defensive Attack at Rutherford (NJ) Fire

    Online Articles

    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    At around 03:00 on January 14, 2015, firefighters from the Rutherford (NJ) Fire Department responded to an automatic fire alarm . On arrival, a working fire was discovered in the two-story ordinary building housing a cafe on the first floor

  10. FORCIBLE ENTRY FOR GLASS STOREFRONTS

    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