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 "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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