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  1. Minnesota Suburban Departments Try New Helmets

    Online Articles

    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. Training: Wildland-Urban Interface Fires


    Wed, 4 Mar 2015

    Hillsboro (OR) Battalion Chief Scott Magers on how urban and suburban departments are increasingly being deployed to wildfire areas as communitiese expand to the wildland boundaries.

  3. Regional RIT: the Suburban Response to Rapid Intervention

    Magazine Articles

    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    established RIT procedure that uses Milwaukee (WI) Fire Department (MFD) units on the initial dispatch, suburban departments have limited local resources immediately available for rapid intervention assignments. With that in mind, the

  4. Product Showcase

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 23 Oct 2014

    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 with

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

    Online Articles

    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

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

    Online Articles

    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

  7. Firefighter Training: Training Minutes: Blind Forcible Entry

    Online Articles

    Tue, 14 Apr 2015

    the fire service since 1990. Previously, he volunteered for two years for a small department and worked for a suburban department for four years. He served a tour at the Training Division. He is an instructor for the Central Florida Fire

  8. Suburban Fire Tactics: Tactical Rescue Decision Making

    Magazine Articles

    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