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  1. Minnesota Suburban Departments Try New Helmets

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    Sun, 10 Mar 2013

    Led by pioneers White Bear Lake and Eagan (MN), at least 10 Twin Cities fire departments are using new European-style helmets.

  2. Quint Apparatus

    Magazine Articles

    Sat, 1 Mar 2003

    the fire service, it would be in suburban departments , but again, what are the crew members ..... advancement from one location. In urban/ suburban departments , a quint's versatility may be ..... do answer calls with some of our suburban departments that have them. It has been my

  1. Hose Loads for Increased Operational Effectiveness

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 May 2003

    By Tom Sitz In the world of quint concepts and three-firefighter engine companies, many suburban departments are getting away from or reducing static loaded hosebeds off the rear of the engine. (I mention quints because of the amount

  2. Fire News: Nine Departments Battle Lake County (IL) Fire

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    Tue, 21 Jan 2014

    Forty firefighters from nine suburban departments battled a house fire in Lake County for two hours Monday night and Tuesday morning, reports The Chicago Tribune. One person was


    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 2 Oct 2013

    axle, low-travel height, aluminum ladder with a 100-foot vertical reach. Designed with both urban and suburban departments in mind, this highly maneuverable 100-foot ladder boasts a mere 220-inch wheelbase and 11-foot jack spread

  4. Cause of Lemont (IL) Refinery Fire Under Investigation

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    Thu, 24 Oct 2013

    for, said Reaves. The crude oil unit was immediately shut down, and firefighters from Lemont and surrounding suburban departments helped bring the fire under control by 10 p.m. "The refinery is conducting air monitoring and is working

  5. Suburban Fire Tactics: Tactical Rescue Decision Making

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    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

    placement, and utility control. Unfortunately, many suburban departments lack dedicated truck companies to arrive simultaneously ..... the fire). Initiating the interior attack, for most suburban departments , is the first action of rescue. Does it take time to

  6. Suburban Firefighting: Tactics, Strategies, and Critical Concepts

    Online Articles

    Thu, 20 Jan 2011

    construction in your first-due area? We mistakenly take house fires for granted. How significant are house fires to suburban departments ? Here are the facts, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). 1. Residential structure fires

  7. Fires Below the Residential First Floor

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Mar 2012

    an attack strategy. In reality, with the reduction in the number of personnel and fire companies, rural and suburban departments experience slow response times. Deploying two attack streams in a coordinated timely manner is challenging

  8. MI Firefighter Union Says "No" to Firefighters Responding to Calls on Off Days

    Online Articles

    Thu, 16 Feb 2012

    dollars to train firefighters from other departments. That said, some firefighters have received training at the suburban departments . Union officials also say that the provision could encourage more consolidation among area fire departments