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Technological Advances: A Closer Look at Thermal Imaging

by | Wednesday, June 03, 2015 | 0 comment(s)
Technological Advances: A Closer Look at Thermal Imaging

For decades, firefighters across the globe have sought a way to see through the smoke and soot so that they might more accurately locate victims, discover the seat of fires, and offer assistance in the places it is most needed. Fortunately, the latest technological innovations in thermal imaging over the past two decades have begun to partially restore firefighters' sight.

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Firefighting Technological Advances: A Closer Look at Drone Technology

by | Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 0 comment(s)
Firefighting Technological Advances: A Closer Look at Drone Technology

While the term “drone” may carry a futuristic connotation, drones have been around for decades. The concept itself has been around since the mid-1800s when unmanned balloons were used to carry explosives in war. For a long time, drones were primarily used in the military, but they’ve shown promise for use among scientists, security officials, rescue teams, and firefighting crews.

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The History and Evolution of Wildland Firefighting

Wildland fire suppression and fighting within the United States has had a long and complex history. The concept of wildfire suppression refers to the specific firefighting tactics trained professionals utilize in dealing with wildland fires. Firefighting efforts in wildland areas generally require specialized techniques, training, and equipment in comparison to the more traditional and familiar realm of structural firefighting used in populated areas. Often working alongside carefully designed...

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Skid Unit Recent Delivery - Pleasant Hill Fire District

by | Wednesday, April 01, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

On March 16th, Pleasant Hill Fire District in Oregon “geared up" for wildland season by taking delivery of a 300 gallon End Mount Skid Unit. The unit features an NFF4 High-Pressure Four-Stage Pump, 18HP Honda Motor and Hannay Steel Electric Reel. PHFD plans to use the unit as their primary response unit for grass and Wildland fires.

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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall 2/12/15

by | Thursday, February 12, 2015 | 0 comment(s)

Kidde has recalled 31 models of their disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. Kidde has received 11 reports of the recalled fire extinguishers failing to discharge as expected. No injuries have been reported.

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