Rescue Engine 84 responded as part of a first alarm-assisting Station 3 (Richland Township), to the Engineering and Sciences Building on Kunks Drive on the Pitt Campus. One of the furnaces caught fire...
Wednesday, November 30th, 2022
Station 84 handled 2 tree down incidents Wednesday afternoon. The first on WPA Road, followed by a call to Rt 219 Northbound.
Engine 841 responded to a single family residence shortly after 9AM for a fire alarm. Upon arrival there were no conditions and FD personnel met with the resident.
As 84 personnel were returning from Rt 219, they were added to an alarm with Station 82 on a child locked in a vehicle. Our units were cancelled prior to arrival and placed into service.
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"
Gamewell
Brand of wind-up, fire alarm telegraph system for sending coded pulses to alert central alarm station of fire alarm activation; often still found in red boxes on street corners.
Gate valve
See also Hydrant Gate". Valve in which the shutoff device slides across the flow of liquid to obscure the orofice usually activated by a screw mechanism. Compare "ball valve.
Glas-Master tool
Brand of specialized vehicle extrication tool, most notably including a glass cutting saw for removal of automobile windshields.
Goer
An incident with persons reported.
GPM
Gallons Per Minute or how many gallons are being pumped out of a piece of equipment every minute
GPM method (gallons per minute")
Calculation of how much water, in GPM, will be necessary to extinguish a given volume of fire, under the circumstances (e.g., fuel class, containment, exposures, etc.).
Gravity tank
Water storage tank for fire protection; arranged above protected area to provide flow of water by gravity when needed.
Grease fire
A fire involving any manner of cooking oil or other flammable cooking or lubricating materials.
Ground fire
Fire that consumes the organic material beneath the surface litter ground, such as peat fire.
Ground ladder
A portable ladder designed to rest on the ground. Compare aerial ladder and roof ladder.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "G"

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