As written to FirefighterCloseCalls.com:Several of our engines have these "chrome beauty rings" that make our rims look pretty. However it makes it very difficult to inspect the rims during a normal daily check. After the truck has been squeaking for a couple of days, we decided … [Read more...]
PROJECTILE AT VEHICLE FIRE… FROM THE VEHICLE MFG! "….THE TWO GAS-FILLED LIFT STRUTS… UNDER THE HOOD… TOOK OFF "LIKE AN ARROW"!!!
Conroe Texas FD Offers Safety Warning At 6:45 Wednesday morning, the Conroe Fire Department, Texas responded to a reported pick-up truck on fire in a driveway. The fire was at a city Councilman's residence. On arrival, E-2 observed a late model Ford pick-up truck on fire and the … [Read more...]
Dear FirefighterCloseCalls,This came to our attention from some alert fire crews. Though Scott took care of the FD under warranty, if you dont know its there, you might not be looking for it, or find it for that matter. Note the crack in the aluminum frame where the shoulder … [Read more...]
PUBLISHING CLARIFICATION REGARDING THE SCOTT SCBA PY-PASS VALVE
The below written letter was in regards to the use of the Scott SCBA. The book Fundamentals of Firefighter skills gives incorrect information, as you will see in reading my letter to Jones and Bartlett Publishers. I hope for the sake of safety, your magazine will write an article … [Read more...]
POTENTIAL GRUMMAN FIRE APPARATUS ISSUE
If your Fire department owns a Grumman manufactured fire truck with a Grumman water pressure governor systems, there is a possibility of a serious accident. If this governor is fed (electrically) from a hot source, there is a distinct possibility that a failure of the Pressure … [Read more...]
Dear FirefighterCloseCalls.com,This isn't really a close call in the traditional sense, rather it is about a construction danger we encountered on a fire earlier this week. We were dispatched to a structure fire in 75 to 100 year old house that has been subject to numerous … [Read more...]
USE CAUTIONAND KNOW THE BUILDINGS THAT YOU OPERATE IN! WHAT IS THAT WINDOW REALLY MADE OF…?
Dear Sir,The State of Florida and probably every other state which has been ravaged by hurricane in recent history, has mandated a new type of glass in all new construction. Florida has required this 'unbreakable' glass ( NOT LEXAN ) in every building permitted sine April … [Read more...]