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chief, deputy chief, two assistant chiefs, two captains, two lieutenants, and two sergeants. Similar to many small, rural departments , MCCFDF has the same two struggles: funding and membership. Over the past 10 years, there has been a nearly complete
fireground? What happens when your incident is too large for only one RIT? It is not uncommon for smaller, suburban, or rural departments to rely on a mutual-aid response for the rapid intervention assignment. Many times, mutual-aid response cards are
tactics do not need to change as long as water is being put on the fire. Unfortunately, many of us work for suburban or rural departments and don't have the staffing for coordinated and efficient roof operations. In these settings, it's easy for ventilation
The Clamp Slide from behind. Engine companies from around the country have the same responsibilities. Large urban and rural departments have the same goal—protect the life of civilians inside the building by protecting the interior exposures, confining the
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the power company representatives in the area and call them to pull meters as soon as possible. Smaller communities or rural departments may not have this option. Commercially available meter pullers can be used with the proper training and under orders from
thereby improving fire protection and medical services throughout the county. But consolidation hasn't sat well with some rural departments upset by the loss of local control. Until recently, the Valley Center district had been working under a "cooperative
gpm capacities, but many have larger fire pumps. Some rural departments use this style vehicle to supply water from drafting sites ..... style, typically called a "dry-side tanker." Many rural departments prefer elliptical tanks because of the price and reduced
are a full-time career firefighter on a large urban department or one of the unheralded volunteers on small town and rural departments . You are all part of the same family. To this day, I still have an unbreakable bond with every U.S. Coast Guard member past and
Access to dependable water supply suffic-ient to achieve needed fire flows (NFF) is critical for any fire department, but for rural departments , this can pose special challenges.