Truck Company

White Ghost” explained

I enjoyed "The White Ghost" (Frank C. Montagna, Training Notebook, May 1995) and the story line. Outlined below is some information I believe you will find of value.

Alternate use for PPV fans

This is in response to Firefighter Richard E. Shea`s letter to the editor in the May 1995 issue regarding the limitations of positive-pressure fans. I have a suggestion I believe would solve the problem presented in his letter [the exhaust from the gas-powered fan increased the CO level in a split-level ranch residence to which the department had been called for activation of a carbon monoxide detector alarm] and other situations that may be encountered.

TEAM MANAGERTM TRUCK

Mack Trucks, Inc.: Extra-long four-door Mid-Liner® tilt-cab. Cab-over-engine design. Seats six. Can be used with 1,250-gpm pumps. (610) 709-3591.

FIRES IN OLD COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCIES

It`s every small-town chief`s nightmare: a major fire, in the middle of the day, in the downtown area, with limited daytime manpower available, involving buildings dating from the mid-19th century that have been upgraded and renovated countless times--a fire burning in a basement filled with stock and display items that is rapidly spreading through hidden voids and extending upward and outward. Timely and proper size-up of conditions by the first-arriving unit indicate to the chief the seriousne

GENESIS II ADULT/CHILD RESUSCITATOR

American Rescue, Inc.: Automatic time/ volume cycled resuscitator for patients of various sizes. Tidal volume and frequency of ventilation are set with selector facing operator, allowing both hands to remain on face mask. Can be attached to an endotracheal tube. Manual button enables the operator to control rate and volume of ventilation. Rate is fixed at 40 1pm in line with American Heart Association "Recommendations and Guidelines for Resuscitation." When respirations are inadequate or cease,

Make sure were part of the solution, not the problem

Recently, my company responded to a carbon monoxide detector activation in a residential neighborhood within our district. On arrival, we noted that the call was in a split-level, ranch-style dwelling with the bedrooms located above a two-car garage. The building had been evacuated prior to our arrival, and EMS was attending to the two occupants.

VENTILATION PROBLEMS

On arrival, you find heavy smoke issuing from a two-story, multiple-occupancy commercial building of ordinary construction. The smoke seems to be pushing from every part of the building. Roll-down security gates hamper operations as you try to determine which occupancy is actually the one burning. The truck company splits into two teams. The first team, along with the officer, will operate at street level to remove the padlocks on the gates of all the stores, starting with the one that appears

VENTILATION PROBLEMS

On arrival, you find heavy smoke issuing from a two-story, multiple-occupancy commercial building of ordinary construction. The smoke seems to be pushing from every part of the building. Roll-down security gates hamper operations as you try to determine which occupancy is actually the one burning. The truck company splits into two teams. The first team, along with the officer, will operate at street level to remove the padlocks on the gates of all the stores, starting with the one that appears

ALL STEER

Oshkosh Truck Corporation: Patented rear-axle steering system. Reduces turning diameter by almost one-third. Also features a "crab steering" mode for side movement.

LID-LOCTM HAZ-MAT TOOL

Linn Small Financial: For securing hatch covers in emergencies such as petroleum tank truck rollovers. Reduces product loss, controls environmental damage, and minimizes cleanup. Can be installed in 15 to 20 seconds by one person.