Fire Engines

Fire Engines

The following list is far from exhaustive but features some museums that display historic fire engines and other memorabilia. It is advisable to check their websites for opening hours. Banwell Fire Station Museum, East Street, Banwell, ...

Author: Eddie Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784422998

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 64

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More complex and imposing than any other vehicle in the British emergency services, the fire engine has a long and interesting history. The earliest water pumps had been developed by the eighteenth century – basic manual pumps that had to be hauled around by people or horses, and were often only used on fire-insured premises. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries horse-drawn, steam-powered fire engines, and eventually motorised fire engines, came to revolutionise firefighting, offering far greater versatility and the brigades came to be run by the municipalities. In this beautifully illustrated introduction, Eddie Baker charts the history of fire engines and their variants, and the increasingly complex equipment they have carried, such as high-rise ladders and high-pressure hoses. He also explains the wider history of the fire service and how the engines have been shaped by its needs and, most importantly, those of the firefighters themselves.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

How To Excel At Fire Department Promotional Exams

How To Excel At Fire Department Promotional Exams

fire service trade publications and/or being on email mailing lists that are offered free of charge by many different resources including those fire service trade publications. I am assuming that you have heard the phrase “knowledge is ...

Author: Steve Prziborowski

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483403953

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Page: 278

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Getting promoted in the fire service is not an easy process. Many people have that desire to promote, but for whatever reason cannot put the pieces together to make it a reality. Over the 20 plus years I have been in the fire service, I have had the opportunity to be on both sides of the promotional process - as a candidate, and as a rater and proctor. This book will assist fire department personnel specifically prepare for their next promotional exam. Promotional candidates will be exposed to and offered key points for the most common tasks and events within a fire department promotional process including, but not limited to: promotional preparation, completing the application, resume preparation, the written exam, the oral interview, the personnel problem, the oral presentation, and the emergency simulation.
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Wildland Fire Impacts in 2003 and Wildfire Preparedness in 2004

Wildland Fire Impacts in 2003 and Wildfire Preparedness in 2004

scribed burn and one a mechanical treatment , each significantly altered the behavior of Colorado's Hayman Fire in 2002. The Polhemus prescribed burn mitigated the spread of the Hayman Fire despite even though the fire approached the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5135193

Category: Wildfire forecasting

Page: 45

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Categories: Wildfire forecasting

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Newcomers to the fire starting game are 'flamers', which consist of a straw rope soaked in candle wax. These are gaining popularity and have none of the odour problem. If you have no paper or firelighter, you can carve yourself a 'fuzz ...

Author: Paul Heiney

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750985185

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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How to get sparks back in your life and keep them burning.The blaze of a log fire on a cold night speaks to the heart in a way no other flame can. It has character and ever-changing form; it has vibrant colour and a balletic movement. Indeed, it was the flame that transformed the way life was lived on earth, but now that primary driver of evolution finds itself being extinguished in a modern world of microwaves, induction hobs and central heating. Gradually the flames are going out, as houses are now built without fireplaces, bonfires are banned, and schoolchildren are forbidden to use the Bunsen burner. But the sight of a flame remains as evocative as ever. Playing with Fire wants to inspire, and teach, looking at the history of fire and showing the wonders that the burning flame can conjure.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Fire A Very Short Introduction

Fire  A Very Short Introduction

Fires in Portugal Portugal has a typical Mediterranean-type climate and a distinct fire regime. The problem is that such a region has been shaped by human activity for centuries. In such regions fire has been a significant part of many ...

Author: Andrew C. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192565617

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Fire is rarely out of the headlines, from large natural wildfires raging across the Australian or Californian countrysides to the burning of buildings such as the disasters of Grenfell tower and Notre Dame. Fire on these scales can represent a serious risk to human life and property. But the advent of fire made and controlled by humans also represented a crucial point in our evolution, allowing us to cook our food, forge our weapons, and warm our homes. This Very Short Introduction covers the fundamentals of fire, whether wild or under human control, starting with the basics of ignition, combustion, and fuel. Andrew Scott considers both natural wildfires and the role of humans in making and suppressing fire. Despite frightening reports of wildfire destruction, he also shows how landscape fires have been part of our planet's history for 400 million years, and do not always have to be extinguished. He also considers the problem of fires in urban settings, including new ways to prevent fires. The cost of wildfire can be steep - as well as the burning, post-fire erosion and flooding can have a great impact on both humans and the environment. It can also have a lasting effect in shaping ecosystems and plant life. Scott ends by examining the relationship between fire and the climate, and considering the future of wildfire in a warming world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Science

Water Wind Earth and Fire

Water  Wind  Earth  and Fire

Becoming fire means letting our passion for life and beauty ignite us in the world. It means, as St. Ignatius of loyola wisely said, that we are called to set the whole world on fire with our passion for God. We may find ourselves drawn ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781933495507

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Organized around "The Canticle of the Creatures" by St. Francis of Assisi, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire is the first book to consider the ways in which praying with the natural elements can enliven Christian spiritual life. Teacher, artist, and Benedictine oblate Christine Valters Paintner offers concrete suggestions and guided contemplative exercises; for instance, she suggests that readers take time to "watch the sunrise or sunset and breathe in the beauty of the fiery sky. Contemplate what those beginnings and endings have to say in your own life." Readers benefit from Paintner's extensive training in theology and Benedictine spirituality, as well as her unique work in bringing the expressive arts to spiritual direction.
Categories: Religion

The Fargo Fire of 1893

The Fargo Fire of 1893

n the weeks after the fire, the city council worked tirelessly to officially set standards for how Fargo could rise up from the ashes of its stricken city to be a better—and safer—community. The city attorney drew up an ordinance for ...

Author: Danielle Teigen

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439671474

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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In 1893, Fargo was simply trying to thrive amid an impending national depression. One Wednesday afternoon in June, a ferocious fire quickly devoured hundreds of businesses and more than thirty blocks in the heart of the fledgling city. Residents were stunned, but they weren't defeated. Through perseverance, grit and some helpful insurance money, owners immediately began rebuilding. The arduous reconstruction ended up protecting the city against unemployment and poverty. Author Danielle Teigen describes the efforts and individuals who helped rebuild a stronger, better city. More than a century later, that resilience and determination continues to be a hallmark of the Gateway to the West.
Categories: Social Science

Curious George Fire Dog Rescue

Curious George Fire Dog Rescue

What Do Fire Dogs Do? Most dogs that help firefighters are white dogs with black spots called Dalmatians, like Blaze. The Dalmatian is very strong, and can run long distances without getting tired. Those are important skills to have ...

Author: H.A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544750623

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Curious George loves making new friends, and he really hits it off with Blaze, the new fire dog. But Blaze keeps running away from the firehouse, and the firefighters need George's help to get her to stay. When Blaze winds up in the animal shelter, George and his firefighter friend Sam learn how to keep her safe by putting a tag on her collar and making sure she's not lonely. Based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show, this reader includes bonus activities and further information about pet care and animal shelters. For more monkey fun, check out www.curiousgeorge.com for the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Fire Journal

Fire Journal

Fire Station Fire, December 1980. 5:23 Fireworks Explosion. July 30, 1980 . 5:108 High School Fire, Aug. 17. 1979. 1:49 Hotel Fire. January 1981. 4:27 Office Building Complex Fire, January 1981. 6:18 School Fire. June 7. 1980.

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924053318121

Category: Fire prevention

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Categories: Fire prevention

National Fire Codes

National Fire Codes

Sprinklers, Fire Pumps & Water Tanks # Sprinkler Systems, Installation, 72 3A Sprinkler Systems, Maintenance, 71 13E Fire Department Operations in Properties otected by Sprinkler, Standpipe Systems, 16 foam-water Sprinkler & Spray ...

Author: National Fire Protection Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026082365

Category: Fire extinction

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Categories: Fire extinction