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Branchville E811B, A811C, VC811, And VC811A Respond To Beltsville Fatal House Fire

On January 1st, 2021 at 1200, E811B, A811C, VC811, and VC811A responded to a house fire in the 11300 BLK of Montgomery Rd with a report of people trapped. While en route a column of smoke could be seen, prompting the working fire dispatch. Crews arrived on the scene to find heavy fire showing from the basement of a single-family dwelling and a report of people trapped in the basement. E811B arrived and operated as the second due engine, stretching a backup line into the basement and assisting w...

London Fire Brigade Reminded Parents And Teachers Not To Use Real Candles During Festive Services

Parents and teachers are being warned not to give their children real candles for nativities, carol concerts, and other festive activities. Events will look slightly different this year with Government restrictions in place, but some services are still due to go ahead while others could take place virtually and London Fire Brigade is concerned about the potential for injury. The warning follows a serious accident in December last year when a child was badly burnt after his costume came into co...

American Fire Sprinkler Association Appoints Jason Williams And Tom Noble To Several NFPA Technical Committees

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is pleased to announce that Jason Williams, C.E.T., manager of ITM technical training, and Tom Noble, C.E.T., technical programs specialist, have been appointed to several 2017 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees. Jason Williams has been appointed to serve on the technical committee for NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. He has nearly 20 years of extensive han...

Rosenbauer Launches New Generation Of Compact Vehicles With CT Frame And Spacious Superstructures

With the CT Frame, Rosenbauer is launching a new generation of compact vehicles with spacious superstructures. The CT Frame is the ideal vehicle when compact dimensions, high payloads, a wide range of functions, and ease of operation are required. Multitalented, which offers everything, can handle any type of operation. The CT Frame is mounted on van or truck chassis in the weight class from 5 to 14 tons. These chassis allow the realization of fire-fighting vehicles with small widths (2,100/2,2...

Rosenbauer Develops RFC CUTTEX Extinguishing System For Efficient Firefighting

CUTTing & EXtinguishing, is the operating principle of the newly developed Rosenbauer cutting extinguishing system RFC CUTTEX. It combines ultra high pressure extinguishing technology with the function of water jet cutting and thus offers a multitude of new tactical possibilities. It is used, for example, for firefighting in closed rooms without having to enter them directly in the initial phase, which significantly reduces the risks for the crews. Cutting extinguishing system The cutting...

Branchville Volunteer Fire Company Receives Firemen’s Training And Ambulance/Squad Of The Year Awards

Members of Company 11 attended the Annual Prince George’s County Volunteer Fire & Rescue Association meeting. Company 11 received the Firemen’s Training Robert ‘Bruce’ Criswell Single Station Memorial Trophy for completing 6,194 hours of training throughout the year. Additionally, Company 11 received two awards in recognition of the crew’s efforts at the house fire in the 6400 Block of Inlet St. Met with heavy fire on arrival, E811B’s crew stretched a han...

Elkhart Brass Announces Khalid Naha As The Regional Sales Manager For Europe And The Middle East

Safe Fleet Fire, EMS, and Industrial (FRC, FoamPro, Elkhart Brass, ROM) announced the addition of Khalid Naha as Regional Sales Manager for Europe and the Middle East. In his role, Khalid will be responsible for channel development across all Safe Fleet Fire & EMS brands including support of existing customers and OEMs. Khalid brings a solid fire industry background and extensive firefighting product knowledge. He previously worked for Elkhart Brass for over seven years, served for six year...

Task Force Tips Launches SHO-FLOW App To Determine Actual Water Flow Rates For Fire Hose Lines And Nozzles

Download the new TFT SHO-FLOW® app as this dual function application can be used with or without a SHO-FLOW Bluetooth® flow meter. As a stand-alone water flow calculator, many of these functions can be performed using established fire flow formulas. Water flow education videos The app also includes our H2knOw water flow education videos and recommendations for target fire flows when using water or foam. Head over to the APP store or Google Play to download. When used with a SHO-FLOW,...

Branchviille Company 11 Responds To Restaurant Fire

At approximately 1800 hours, E811 was alerted to respond to the 6800 block of New Hampshire Ave as the working fire engine on a structure fire in Company 44’s area. C811B marked up to respond as well. Units on scene reported fire in a restaurant kitchen within a shopping center. The fire was quickly brought under control by PE844 and TK855’s crews. E811 assisted units on scene by checking the exposures for extension before returning to service.

Asurio Announces New Fire Extinguisher Inspection Software Functionality In BirdDog

New fire extinguisher inspection software functionality embedded in the BirdDog Mobile Inspection System offers powerful capabilities to streamline & simplify the inspection & tracking of fire extinguishers and other portable devices. Asurio, Inc., a Colorado technology company that offers the BirdDog Mobile Inspection & Data Collection System, introduced Extinguisher Tracker – powerful, new fire extinguisher inspection software functionality embedded in the BirdDog Mobile Insp...

Lake Assault Boats Delivers A 26-Foot Custom Fireboat To Owasco Fire Department In New York State

Lake Assault Boats, part of Fraser Shipyards and a renowned manufacturer of purpose-built, mission-specific fire and rescue boats, has delivered a 26-foot fire and rescue craft to the Owasco Fire Department in Auburn, New York. The boat was scheduled to be featured at the 2020 FDIC Expo. “The Owasco Fire Department’s protection area includes Owasco Lake, one of the iconic Finger Lakes in New York State and a very popular recreational body of water,” said Chad DuMars, Lake Assa...

KIMTEK Announces Expansion Of FIRELITE UTV Transport Skid Unit Line With New Models

KIMTEK has announced expanding its FIRELITE UTV Transport Skid Unit line with new models designed for fire departments needing the capability of an ultra-high pressure pump on a compact skid unit specifically suited for UTV side-by-side chassis. The FCAT-209 and FCAT-209-85 models feature premium CAT UHP pumps powered by electric start Honda 9HP motors. These triplex pumps deliver 6.7 GPM at 1200 psi. FIRELITE UTV Skid units KIMTEK'S new FIRELITE slip-on/skid units also include a CAT dual-stri...

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