Friday, April 3, 2020

Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue trains with new equipment

Two new pieces of fire fighting equipment has been acquired by the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue department, with the crews from the Fist Avenue West Fire Hall testing out the new items in training this week.

In a post to the PRFD Facebook page, they outline the use of the new Attack Spike Nozzle and an item called the Smoke Stopper.

They describe the two new items as follows:

Photo from PRFD

The AttackSpike Nozzle is designed for single firefighter rapid deployment. AttackSpike gets water on the fire quickly without delaying an aggressive interior attack.

The AttackSpike is specially engineered to produce large droplets to get to the seat of the fire and small droplets to absorb energy and cool superheated gasses.

Photo from PRFD

The SmokeStopper is an easily deployed, unmanned device that limits the air flow to an uncontrolled fire, reduces fire spread, blocks smoke and improves the tenability and suppression effectiveness.

Tactical ventilation includes the control of smoke and fire gases leaving the fire compartment and their replacement with fresh air. Controlling both of these aspects saves lives and reduces property loss.

The PRFD page is a valuable archive of life saving measures you can make at home including advice on how you can increase you chances of surviving a fire in your home, you can check it out here.

For more notes on the work of Emergency Responders in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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