Sunday, September 11th, 2022
2022-149 Rescue 2255, Engine 2210, and Command 2277, with twenty volunteers, responded to a motor vehicle accident on Drakes Creek Road. District 12 and Lehighton ALS also responded.2022-150 Engine 22...
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
Volunteers were out at Meckesville Road and Old Stage Road for the Albrightsville Community Car Cruise with Ladder 2222 and Brush 2244.
Saturday, September 10th, 2022
2022-148Command 2277, UTV 2278, Brush 2244, with seven volunteers, responded to a search off Route 903, Kidder Township. An additional thirteen volunteers staffed the station for any additional calls....
Sunday, September 4th, 2022
Engine 2210, Tanker 2233, and Rescue 2255, with twenty volunteers, responded to a structure fire on Fawn Grove Drive, Holiday Pocono, Kidder Township. Units arrived and provided water and manpower for...
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Fire streams
Water (possibly mixed with foam) emitted at nozzle and directed at burning materials.
Fire tetrahedron
The fire tetrahedron is based on the components of igniting or extinguishing a fire. Each component represents a property necessary to sustain fire: fuel, oxygen, heat, and chemical chain reaction. Extinguishment is based upon removing or hindering any one of these properties.
Fire triangle
Model for understanding the major components necessary for fire: heat, fuel and oxygen.
Fire wall
Building structure designed to delay horizontal spread of a fire from one area of a building to another; often regulated by fire code and required to have self-closing doors, and fireproof construction.
Fire watch
Fixed or mobile patrols that watch for signs of fire or fire hazards so that any necessary alarm can be quickly raised or preventive steps taken.
Fire weather
Weather conditions that affect fire vulnerability, fire behavior and suppression.
Materials designed or treated to have an increased fire point.
A natural or constructed barrier used to stop or check fires that may occur, or to provide a control line from which to work.
People who respond to fire alarms and other emergencies for fire suppression, rescue, and related duties.
Firefighter Assist and Search Team
The operational area at the scene of a fire; area in which incident commander is in control. Also used as name of radio frequency to be used by units operating in the fireground, as in Responding units switch to fireground.
See also hose, below.
Another term for Fire station. Where fire apparatus is stored and where full-time firefighters work.
The part of a control line that is scraped or dug to mineral soil. Also called fire trail. More generally, working a fire is called being on the fireline." May also refer to a "wet line" where water has been used to create a burn boundary in light fuels such as grass.
Fireline handbook
A small red booklet carried by U.S. firefighters on the firelines, as a quick reference on various firefighting topics.
Fireman's key
Set of tools used for opening elevator doors from the lobby during rescues; come in many different shapes and sizes, each designed for a specific elevator type.
A conflagration of great enough proportions to noticeably create its own wind conditions.
Extreme fire behavior indicated by widespread in-drafts and a tall column of smoke and flame, where added air increases fire intensity, creating runaway fire growth.
Fit test
Periodic test of how well the facepiece of an SCBA fits a particular firefighter.
Flammable range, limits
The percentage mixture of fumes with air that will sustain fire; outside the limits the mixture is either too lean or too rich to burn.
Flanks of a fire
The parts of a fire's spread perimeter that are roughly parallel to the main direction of spread.
Any sudden acceleration in rate of spread or intensification of the fire. Unlike blowup, a flare-up is of relatively short duration and does not radically change existing control plans.
Flash fuels
Fuels such as grass, leaves, draped pine needles, fern, tree moss and some kinds of slash, which ignite readily and are consumed rapidly when dry.
Flash point
Lowest temperature at which a material will emit vapor combustible in air mixture. Lower than fire point of same material.
Simultaneous ignition of combustible materials in a closed space, as when materials simultaneously reach their fire point; may also result in rollover.
The moving portions of an extension ladder.
The aerated solution created by forcing air into, or entraining air in water containing a foam concentrate by means of suitably designed equipment or by cascading it through the air at a high velocity. Foam reduces combustion by cooling, moistening and excluding oxygen.
Fog nozzle
A nozzle that discharges water in small droplets. Oftentimes, the nozzles are adjustable, permitting the pattern to range from a straight stream to a narrow fog to a wide fog stream. Can also be designed to automatically adjust pressure depending upon selected pattern.
Fog Stream
A fire stream characterized by small droplets of water. The droplets are unable to travel very far, but absorb heat very quickly because of the high surface area they present.
Foot valve
Backflow preventer at inlet of suction hose used in drafting; helps avoid losing prime by keeping water from running back out of the suction hose.
70 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "F"

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