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Akron Brass: Low-pressure electric master stream nozzle. Provides automatic operation from 500 to 1,250 gpm at 80 psi for lower engine pressure on aerial applications. Lightweight. Durable. High flow capability.
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Although many property owners will never have a fire in their home or business, most insure their property. The amount they pay for fire insurance is largely determined by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of the local fire department according to the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS), a "point-based" evaluation system that ranks fire departments from 1 to 10 (1 being the best, 10 the worst--effectively no public fire protection). A fire department can review its rating with its
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The handline has been stretched to the front door and is ready to move in. The officer of the ladder company has returned to the front door and informs the engine company of his initial size-up: "Looks like a mattress. Maybe a little bit more. We used the water extinguisher but couldn`t get it all." Turning to the nozzleman, he continues, "It`s the last bedroom on the right at the end of the hall, about 15 feet down from the top of the stairs." What started as a mattress fire has grown in inten
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Chlorine dioxide is an oxidizing, unstable, reactive, toxic, irritating, yellowish-to-reddish gas with a pungent odor resembling chlorine or nitric acid. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) forbids the transport of pure chlorine dioxide, which normally is diluted to less than 10 percent in a cold solution and shipped as a hydrate in its frozen form resembling orange-colored ice. It is used as a bleaching agent for beeswax, fats, flour, leather, oils, textiles, and wood pulp; in water-tr
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STIHL, Inc.: Top-handle unit powered by a 3.66-cubic-inch (60cc) engine. 12-inch cutting wheel. 23.1 lbs. Electronic ignition. "Long-life" cylinder. Three-stage easy-access air filter. Throttle trigger interlock. Reversible arm. Water attachment for wet cutting. Special wheels available for stone, asphalt, tile, steel, nonferrous metals, cast iron, and concrete.
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The handline has been stretched to the front door and is ready to move in. The officer of the ladder company has returned to the front door and informs the engine company of his initial size-up: "Looks like a mattress. Maybe a little bit more. We used the water extinguisher but couldn`t get it all." Turning to the nozzleman, he continues, "It`s the last bedroom on the right at the end of the hall, about 15 feet down from the top of the stairs." What started as a mattress fire has grown in inten
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NFPA Standard 1500, Fire Department Occupational and Health Program, has generated a lot of debate. It covers apparatus, personnel, equipment, organization, training, and other aspects of firefighter safety, but it leaves out what can be the most important aspect--a sustained water supply.
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I have been a long-time subscriber to Fire Engineering and consider it to be the top publication in the field of fire protection. I have been impressed by a number of articles that promote professionalism in the fire service. The article "Managing the Sexual Harassment Issue" by William L. Bingham (February 1995) was no exception. This is a very real problem facing society today, and I was pleased to see an article encouraging fire service executives to take positive steps to prevent sexual hara
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The handline has been stretched to the front door and is ready to move in. The officer of the ladder company has returned to the front door and informs the engine company of his initial size-up: "Looks like a mattress. Maybe a little bit more. We used the water extinguisher but couldn`t get it all." Turning to the nozzleman, he continues, "It`s the last bedroom on the right at the end of the hall, about 15 feet down from the top of the stairs." What started as a mattress fire has grown in inten