How Do I Find The Closest Fire Hydrant?

When firefighters are called out to action, to battle a raging fire, they will often rely on the nearest fire hydrant in order to have a good supply of water. There are usually fire hydrants to be found all around cities and towns, and there are more than you might think, it’s just that sometimes … Read more

5 Best Wildland Firefighting Boots for 2023

Wildland firefighting is among the most harsh and physically demanding jobs you can do. To do it properly, you need the best equipment – and that includes your boots. But wildland firefighting also has particular challenges when it comes to finding the right pair of boots. For instance, most outside workers go immediately for steel … Read more

How Do You Open A Fire Hydrant?

There are two issues to tackle when it comes to opening a fire hydrant. Number #1 – unless you have the right permit, it’s probably illegal – so, there’s that. There are reasons it’s illegal, and we’ll come to those on the way to explaining the whole permit thing. Number #2 – there’s a right … Read more

How To Clean Up Fire Extinguisher Residue

How To Clean Up Fire Extinguisher Residue

Having to tackle a dangerous fire can be a stressful and even traumatic experience, especially if the fire is in your home or workspace. In situations such as this, you may find yourself the only person capable of putting the fire out, or the only person with the means to quickly call the fire department … Read more

20 Best Fire Trucks In The World

I know what you’re thinking: ‘aren’t all fire trucks the same?’ Well, traditionally, firefighting vehicles seem to fit a particular look – bright red, very large with flashing lights. But, that’s not all they can look like. There are quite a few out there that broke the classic fire truck mold.  Basically, as long as … Read more

Best Wood To Wood Burn: 5 Efficient Options

Best Wood To Wood Burn

There’s something magical about a roaring fire during the cold winter months – especially when the weather is particularly ferocious. Not only can a well-made fire keep you warm, but it can also bring a certain ambience to your household, with the light and flickering flames creating a delightful and cozy atmosphere.  In our current … Read more

Can a Fire Marshal Arrest Someone?

Can Fire Marshal Arrest Someone?

Fire Marshals have lots of different roles and responsibilities with their position, but how far do these responsibilities go? Can a Fire Marshal arrest someone? Something that you might have wondered about is whether or not fire marshals have the ability to put someone under arrest. In this article, we are going to answer all … Read more

White Smoke VS Black Smoke 

White Smoke vs Black Smoke

Although smoke is highly dangerous, the color of smoke can help firefighters determine the source of the fire and potentially predict how the fire behaves next. When called to the scene of a fire, usually the Officer in charge of the scene will use the smoke color, density, speed and volume to locate the source … Read more