Wildfires increase air pollution in surrounding areas and can affect regional air quality. The effects of smoke from wildfires can range from eye and respiratory tract irritation to…

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The salaries of Lieutenant Firefighters in Washington, DC range from $87,593 to $94,986 , with a median salary of $91,290 . The middle 50% of Lieutenant Firefighters makes…

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NFPA 10 requires extinguishers be inspected when they are initially installed and once a month after that. You should inspect extinguishers more frequently if they are installed in…

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If you do not feel comfortable trying to extinguish the fire, do not attempt to. Evacuate the building and let the fire department do their job. Remember: firefighters…

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For some of us it is actually easier to source charcoal than wood for a fire. … Charcoal fire pit bbqs do not create much smoke whilst wood…

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Steam. Dense water vapor is like humidity when it comes to triggering false alarms. When you take a shower or boil water on the stove, smoke detectors can…

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At the end of the day, being a firefighter is hard, but being a fire wife is also hard. We deal with so many things that non-fire wives…

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What are the requirements to be a firefighter in CT? Requirements to Become a Firefighter in Connecticut The candidate has to be a citizen of the United States….

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How long does it take to be a firefighter in BC? Firefighters must have a minimum of one year post-secondary education or the completion of a one- to…

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What are the types of fire extinguisher and their uses? There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can…

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