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  • The Street Chemist - Part 18

    Boiling point of a flammable liquid is a physical characteristic that is affected by the temperature of the liquid and atmospheric pressure.The last several Street Chemist presentations have centered around hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon derivative...

    Article • January 2nd, 2004

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part V

    As a test taker, you will be more skilled if you know how a test maker thinks. Your test taking strategies must anticipate the test maker's strategies.

    Article • January 2nd, 2004

  • Safe Parking - Part 4: Personal Survival Skills

    Chapter 6 of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides guidelines for the improved safety of personnel when working in or near moving traffic. SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • Truck Company Operations: Basic and Effective SOP’S

    The Truck Company has one basic function at any working fire and that is to support the Engine Company’s advance and extinguishment of the fire.Also See: Truck Company SOP's Slideshow

    Article • December 5th, 2003

  • Where Are You Stuck?

    Certainly there are other things in life that are far more important than a badge.

    Article • November 2nd, 2003

  • Eight Tips To Successfully Prepare for the Upcoming Oral Interview

    For many firefighter exams, the oral interview accounts for 100% of your overall score.

    Article • October 1st, 2003

  • Put a Fire Watch on ODP

    Members of the Oversight Committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate need a fire watch on the activities of the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP) in the Department of Homeland Security. The move of the highly successful Fire Grant...

    Article • September 22nd, 2003

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part IV

    Remember that the test maker must be able to defend the correct answer and defend the claim that the other three answers are wrong.

    Article • September 12th, 2003

  • The Street Chemist - Part 17

    Organic acids are hydrocarbon derivatives, therefore, they have carbon in the compound, and the name will begin with the prefix indicating the number of carbons.Organic acids are the final hydrocarbon derivative functional group. Organic acids are...

    Article • September 12th, 2003

  • Fire Department Tanker Safety - Part II

    We will examine in closer detail some of the statistics and causes associated with the fatal tanker collisions that occurred in the U.S. during the period of 1990 through 2001.In Part I of this series we brought to light the problem of fire department...

    Article • September 12th, 2003

  • Treat The Media The Same As You Would The Public

    Remember that we are responsible for the media’s safety just as well as the general public.Happens all the time, barricade tape is put up to keep onlookers and the media out of an emergency scene, and yet there are some from the public that get past the...

    Article • August 18th, 2003

  • Know Your Enemy #34

    Twenty firefighters were evacuated from a hot, dense smoke situation in a strip mall 60 seconds before the roof collapsed.

    Article • August 11th, 2003

  • Basic Information that Should Be On Your Resume

    Make a resume that will impact the "down and dirty" look by a reviewer.

    Article • August 8th, 2003

  • The Street Chemist - Part 16

    Aldehydes are the next family of hydrocarbon derivatives. In the aldehyde family, most compounds are liquids, except for the one-carbon aldehyde, formaldehyde, which is a gas. Aldehydes have a wide flammable range from 3 to 55% in air; they are toxic...

    Article • July 22nd, 2003

  • Firefighter Exam Test-Taking Tactics - Part III

    When answering fire exam questions, you must base your answer on the information provided.

    Article • July 14th, 2003