Sunday, May 28th, 2023
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2023-077 Brush 2244, Tanker 2233, Engine 2210, and Command 2277 responded to a brush fire endangering residences on Skyline Drive, Indian Mountain Lakes. District 12, Tanker 1731, and Lehighton ALS al...
Friday, May 26th, 2023
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2023-075 Engine 2210, Tanker 2233, and Ladder 2222, with fifteen volunteers, responded to a working dwelling fire on Midlake Drive, Lake Harmony. Districts 17, 16, 20 RIT, and Lake Harmony EMS also re...
Wednesday, May 24th, 2023
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2023-074 Brush 2244 responded to a brush fire on Spencer Lane, Towamensing Trails. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.
Sunday, May 21st, 2023
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2023-071 Rescue 2255, Engine 2210, and Ladder 2222 responded to a motor vehicle accident on Meckesville Road. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"
Valve
Mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit; many types used in firefighting, including gate, foot, clapper (backflow preventers), sprinkler-heads, etc.
Vapor suppression
Process of reducing the amount of flammable or other hazardous vapors, from a flammable liquid, mixing with air, typically by careful application of a foam blanket on top of a pool of material.
Vehicle fire
Type of fire involving motor vehicles themselves, their fuel or cargo; has peculiar issues of rescue, explosion sources, toxic smoke and runoff, and scene safety.
Ventilation
Important procedure in firefighting in which the hot smoke and gases are removed from inside a structure, either by natural convection or forced, and either through existing openings or new ones provided by firefighters at appropriate locations (e.g., on the roof). Proper ventilation can save lives and improper ventilation can cause backdraft or other hazards.
Ventilation saw
A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials.
Venturi effect
Creating a partial vacuum using a constricted fluid flow, used in fire equipment for mixing chemicals into water streams, or for measuring flow velocity.
Vertical ventilation
Ventilation technique making use of the principle of convection in which heated gases naturally rise.
Voids (building)
Enclosed portions of a building where fire can spread undetected.
Vollie
A volunteer firefighter.
Volunteer fire department
A group of part-time firefighters who are not paid when on-call, during incidents, or drills. Often professionally trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"

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