• Emergency exit door calculation for messhall

    Could you please help with the emergency exits design for a mess hall? The design calculations, how many doors to number of persons, the width of door, and documents reference for the support?   Ajith Neelathkalam
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  • SCBA Fire Service Lens Inspection

    NFPA 1852 section reads: Facepiece inspection shall include the following:  (3) Lens checked for holes, cracks, scratches, heat-damaged areas, and a proper seal with the facepiece material.  ...
    last modified by bossairman40
  • Sprinkler system for residential buildings?

    I have a 6 floors new residential building ( about 22 m height and 800 m2 area ), with four aparments per floor. it will be very difficult from the owner side to install sprinkler system. Is there any chance/code ref...
    last modified by maaae88

    SFT is transitioning from Fire Mechanic series to EVT series for Certification.  Does anyone know where EVT training is, or will be offered in California?  Fire Mechanic series is being retired at the end of...
    created by markandmary1
  • 1710 definitions

    Does NFPA define "substantially career" fire department?
    last modified by psiecienski
  • HAZMAT TEAMS REQUIRED FOR Electric Vehicle Accidents?

    Is a HAZMAT Team required to respond to a car/vehicle accident involving ANY Electric Vehicle(EV)? Is this a nationwide requirement? A state requirement (which state(s)? OR - just a suggestion determined by Local Auth...
    last modified by james.carlini
  • NFPA 170 and 1620 symbols.

    Looking for guidance as to where I can find vector files for NFPA 170 and 1620 symbols. 
    last modified by olde
  • CPR Certifications and annual requirements

    I am new here and I have a quick question. I did a search before just asking so I apologize if this has been posted here before.     How often are firefighters required to be re-trained on CPR?  I...
    last modified by tackk5
  • Emergency Operations Plan Template

    Looking for a basic EOP Template compliant with NFPA 1600#
    last modified by kenfauth
  • Fire Service Section – Why Should You Belong?

       We all get asked to join various organizations, sections, etc. and many of us ask why?  What value do we get from our participation?  Well, I will be like everyone else asking you to join t...
    created by clevelandg
  • Fire Service Section: Data Collection

    How many times have you been asked by citizens or residents about what you do as a firefighter? At some point, we talk about the apparatus checks, the training, and the emergency calls. We can typically recite the num...
    created by psiebert
  • Hybrid (Electric Car) Simulator

    This is more of a training question.  We are looking to purchase Hybrid (Electric Car) Simulator.  Any idea who makes one? 
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  • I need a list of U.S. Fire Departments that serve populations of 100,000 - 249,999.

    I am a Ph.D. student and also a Lieutenant on Engine 1 with McAllen Fire Department in McAllen, TX.  This information is needed for a study that I will be conducting.  Thank you for your help in this matter....
    last modified by allamericanag81
  • Ford Transit electrical cut off

    Does anyone have a procedure to cut off the electrical power on a Ford Transit in the event of an accident. The battery is under the driver's seat. If the airbags are not all exploded there is a risk for the vehicle p...
  • Working in roof of building being evacuated in university setting

    Hello Everyone;   This might be more relevant to higher education institutions. Does anyone have procedures in place to ensure employees (electricians, tradesmen) working on roofs are advised of a fire alarm, wh...
    last modified by philipp.raeckebaro
  • Crowd Manager Training Programs

    I work for large Fire Department and the Fire Marshal has expressed an interest in providing Crowd Manger Training to assembly occupies. Has any other Department already done this, I’m curious how invasive a pro...
    last modified by nickdawe