L. • Ladder Company: A group of fire fighters, officers and engineers that staff a. Truck that’s primary duty is to supply ladders to a fire scene. In most Fire Departments the Ladder Truck Company is responsible for ventillation of a structure on fire.
What are divisions in firefighting?
Division (Sector) – is a geographical area where firefighting activities are taking place. For example, firefighting operations taking place in the front of the building may be designated as the Alpha Division.
What does a fire battalion chief do?
The Fire Battalion Chief is a mid-management level class which reports directly to the Fire Chief and oversees all functions and operations of the fire suppression, and paramedic programs including emergency services, fire investigation and disaster preparedness activities.
What does 555 mean for firefighters?
The 5-5-5-5 code has been used in the city’s firehouses since 1870; it signals a death, generally of a colleague or the mayor, and tells firefighters to lower the American flag to half-staff.
What do firefighters do all day?
When not fighting fires, firefighters spend all day responding to medical emergencies and other types of calls, checking equipment, vehicle maintenance, housework/cleaning, writing reports, training and education, physical fitness, public safety demos, and station tours.
Why are firemen standing on bridges?
The Ventura County Fallen Firefighter Memorial was built in 2004 to remember those lost in the line of duty from traumatic injury or job-related illness. The memorial is located on the grounds of the County Government Center off of Victoria Avenue.