While crews were responding to the Mayluth Road structure fire, a second dispatch for Richland Township came in for a vehicle accident at the intersection of Oakridge and Mt Airy Drive. Engine 842 wit...
A first alarm was dispatched for a structure fire on the 100 block of Mayluth Road in Richland Township shortly after lunch hour. A garage to the rear of the apartment complex was on fire,but was cont...
After returning from the CO Alarm in District 82, 84 personnel were dispatched to assist Adams Twp PD on a one vehicle accident on Rt 219 in Adams Township.
Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Stations 82 and 84 were dispatched for a Carbon Monoxide alarm at a residence on Twin Rams Road, in Adams Township. The rescue and utility responded with a total of 9. No conditions found by 82 person...
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10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"
Valve
Mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit; many types used in firefighting, including gate, foot, clapper (backflow preventers), sprinkler-heads, etc.
Vapor suppression
Process of reducing the amount of flammable or other hazardous vapors, from a flammable liquid, mixing with air, typically by careful application of a foam blanket on top of a pool of material.
Vehicle fire
Type of fire involving motor vehicles themselves, their fuel or cargo; has peculiar issues of rescue, explosion sources, toxic smoke and runoff, and scene safety.
Ventilation
Important procedure in firefighting in which the hot smoke and gases are removed from inside a structure, either by natural convection or forced, and either through existing openings or new ones provided by firefighters at appropriate locations (e.g., on the roof). Proper ventilation can save lives and improper ventilation can cause backdraft or other hazards.
Ventilation saw
A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials.
Venturi effect
Creating a partial vacuum using a constricted fluid flow, used in fire equipment for mixing chemicals into water streams, or for measuring flow velocity.
Vertical ventilation
Ventilation technique making use of the principle of convection in which heated gases naturally rise.
Voids (building)
Enclosed portions of a building where fire can spread undetected.
Vollie
A volunteer firefighter.
Volunteer fire department
A group of part-time firefighters who are not paid when on-call, during incidents, or drills. Often professionally trained and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment.
10 entries in the Fire glossary beginning with "V"

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