Wednesday, September 8th, 2021
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Engine 2210, Engine 2216, and Tanker 2233 with twenty-two volunteers responded to a dwelling fire on Sycamore Circle, Indian Mountain Lakes. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
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Engine 2210, Rescue 2255, Tanker 2233, Engine 2216, and Command 2277 with twenty-five volunteers responded to a vehicle fire as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Route 903. District 12 and Lehig...
Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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Rescue 2255, Engine 2210, Command 2277, Utility 2279, and Engine 2216 recently responded to a deck collapse on Bishop Circle, Towamensing Trails. District 12, Lehighton ALS, and Lake Harmony EMS also ...
Monday, August 30th, 2021
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Another busy night for our volunteers this evening. We took a field trip to Lake Harmony/Split Rock to review standpipe operations with Carbon District 17 & Monroe Station 42. Earlier in the after...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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