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Controversial Or A Good Idea – Green Rub Rails On School Buses?


As more and more alternative fueled vehicles hit the road, we still haven’t really seen an industry standard that identifies these vehicles easily for first responders.  Little hybrid, propane, or CNG stickers on the trunk or fender can be hard to see at night and/or destroyed during a crash.  The tale is similar when talking about school buses.  Take for ...

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Glass Bulb In The Fire Service – GRENADE…


Below is an article from Victoria Williams of the Gloucester County Times on the old school glass bulb fire grenades. All credit to Victoria for the history lesson write-up. Just another great piece of fire service history to keep us tied to our roots and encourage further training as things change...Enjoy the read.

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A Propane Problem – What’s Your Attack


Avoid operating a hoseline in the direct vicinity of a propane tank that is not being cooled with water. Especially avoid operating in the direct path of the ends of the tank. If a catastrophic failure of the tank should occur the ends of the tank will be the first failure point and will project like missiles.

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Anhydrous Nurse Trailer – Company Drill


This company drill was passed over to me from Lt Bronner (Perkins Township FD). Many of you are seeing anhydrous nurse trailer throughout your jurisdictions this time of year.  The “nurse trailer” in this picture was parked about 15 feet from a country road.  Immediately, three things popped into my head. The first was a video that a coworker (Bryan ...

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