Firefighter Training, Firefighting

(fireengineering.com)

Issue 9 and Volume 166.

BY JOHN F. “SKIP” COLEMAN, TECHNICAL EDITOR THE PREVIOUS ROUNDTABLE question concerned tornado policies and procedures. Another aspect of natural disasters is working with the public utility companies that also respond to these emergencies. Down power lines, natural gas line ruptures, and water main breaks are just some of the concerns the utility companies and first responders have during a natural disaster. Roundtable: Do you train with your local utility companies on emergency procedures? To post your comments, go to fireengineering.com/roundtable.html. Webcasts Join us for monthly Webcasts featuring the best of Fire Engineering authors and FDIC speakers. On September 19, 2013, Pat Grubb, vice president, ESI Equipment, Inc. & Junk Yard Dog Industries, will present “Hydraulic Tool Maintenance.” He says, “It is essential that hydraulic pumps, hoses, tools, and accessories are ready when someone is trapped and in need of extrication. Rescuers cannot schedule when they will be dispatched and…

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