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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. The New Tier II: An Expanded Preplanning Tool

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 19 Nov 2013

    the RQ before unknowingly encountering the material after the fact. For example, while investigating the cause of an automatic fire alarm at a facility after hours, crews observed three portable 150-pound cylinders of anhydrous ammonia in one room of an

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Firefighting News: MI Residents Escape Apartment Fire

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    Fri, 9 Aug 2013

    incident at http://bit.ly/1ckBUsl . For more on fire alarms, consider Construction Concerns: Fire Alarm System Control Panels , AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM RESPONSE: "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF" SYNDROME? , and People in Fires: The Real Story .

  8. Fire Service Industry News: Wrightstyle Looks Back from Curfew to Modern US Fire Safety

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    Wed, 14 Aug 2013

    However, those codes did not address such issues as fire escapes – the school had only one. Nor were there fire doors, an automatic fire alarm , heat detectors, or a direct alarm to the fire department. The Our Lady of the Angels fire cost the lives of 92 children

  9. 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

  10. 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