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Pressurization Technique for Clearing Smoke

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Fire Engineering Bill Gustin and members of the Miami Dade Fire Rescue Hazmat Bureau share a technique to clear smoke from an area using a pressurization concept derived from confined space ventilation ...

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NIST High Rise Field Experiments

A video overview of the research     IAFF Lori Moore-Merrell, IAFF Assistant to the General President Jason Averill, NIST Supervisory Fire Protection Engineer Many fire departments across the nation are being challenged by budget crises, rising call volume, personnel ...

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Glenside, PA: High-Rise Ops

How one department trains for high-rise firefighting     Glenside Fire Company Kevin explaining the thinking and actions behind a driver/operator’s duties on a high rise operation while Jack performs them. The pump operator always has one of the most ...

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Fire Suppression Systems: Valves

Training with Miami Dade Fire Rescue     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This is the second of a four part video series on the function and components of fire suppression systems. Part 2 will examine the function and requirements for ...

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Florida High-Rise Condo Concerns: A Fire Officer’s Prospective

A wake up call from Bill Gustin     By Bill Gustin | Fire Engineering Fire departments in the State of Florida must wake up to the reality that there are hundreds of high-rise condominiums in this state that have ...

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Standpipe Operations Part II

More training with Bill Gustin     Fire Engineering   Bill Gustin examines equipment in a standpipe accessory bag, choosing the size of hose line for standpipe operations and deployment of hose bundle folds. Viewers will learn how to determine ...

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Standpipe Operations Part I

System Orientation     Fire Engineering The class examines standpipe firefighting tactics and strategy, types of standpipe systems and components, supplying fire department connections (FDCs), and methods of stretching and advancing hoselines from standpipe outlets.

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How to Improvise a Cleveland or Coil Load for Standpipe Operations

Training with Bill Gustin     Miami Dade Fire Rescue This video examines how to improvise a “Cleveland”/coil from hose configured in conventional horseshoe or accordion bundle folds. This procedure may be necessary when the length of a hallway is ...

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High-Rise Ops: The K.O. Fire Curtain

John Ceriello presents how to deploy the fire curtain     Fire Engineering   Training Minutes (2011): John Ceriello of the FDNY discusses the K.O. Fire Curtain, a device developed primarily for high-rise fires that used to block wind, thereby ...

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