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Outline of firefighting

Index Outline of firefighting

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to firefighting: Firefighting – act of extinguishing fires. [1]

117 relations: Advanced life support, Airport crash tender, Arson, Backdraft, Basic life support, Bunker gear, Burn, Bushfires in Australia, Chief fire officer, Chief Fire Officers Association, Cleveland Division of Fire, Combustion, Dead man zone, Deluge gun, Dispatcher, Drafting water, Dry riser, Emergency evacuation, Emergency medical services, Emergency medical technician, Emergency service, Enhanced 9-1-1, Fire, Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, Fire authority, Fire Brigades Act 1938, Fire Brigades Union, Fire chief's vehicle, Fire class, Fire control, Fire department, Fire hydrant, Fire lookout tower, Fire marshal, Fire point, Fire police, Fire protection, Fire safety, Fire Service College, Fire Services Act 1947, Fire services in the United Kingdom, Fire station, Fire triangle, Fireboat, FiReControl, Firefighter, Firefighter assist and search team, Firefighter's Combat Challenge, Firefighting, Firefighting apparatus, ..., FireLink, Fireman's carry, Fireman's switch, Firestorm, Firewall (construction), First aid, First responder, Flash fire, Flash point, Flashover, Forcible entry, Gaseous fire suppression, Geography of firefighting, Glossary of firefighting, Glossary of firefighting equipment, Glossary of wildfire terms, Gold–silver–bronze command structure, Hazmat suit, Heat detector, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services, Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland, History of fire brigades in the United Kingdom, History of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom, History of firefighting, Hong Kong Fire Services Department, Independent Review of the Fire Service, Institution of Fire Engineers, International Association of Fire Fighters, International Association of Wildland Fire, International Firefighters' Day, List of fire-retardant materials, List of firefighting films, List of fires, London Fire Brigade, London Fire Brigade Museum, National Fire Incident Reporting System, National Fire Information Council, National Fire Protection Association, New Dimension programme, New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union, Nomex, Outline (list), Paramedic, Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Self-contained breathing apparatus, Self-immolation, Short circuit, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Siren (alarm), Smoke detector, Smoke inhalation, Smokejumper, Standpipe (firefighting), Station officer, Stop, drop and roll, Structure fire, Super Scooper, Two-in, two-out, UK firefighter dispute 2002–03, United Firefighters Union of Australia, Ventilation (firefighting), Volunteer fire department, Water tender, Wetdown, Wildfire, Women in firefighting, World Police and Fire Games. Expand index (67 more) »

Advanced life support

Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a set of life-saving protocols and skills that extend Basic Life Support to further support the circulation and provide an open airway and adequate ventilation (breathing).

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Airport crash tender

An airport crash tender (known in some countries as an airport fire appliance) is a specialised fire engine designed for use in aircraft rescue and firefighting at aerodromes, airports, and military air bases.

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Arson

Arson is a crime of intentionally, deliberately and maliciously setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, abandoned homes, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage or enjoy the act.

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Backdraft

A backdraft is a dramatic event caused by a fire, resulting from rapid re-introduction of oxygen to combustion in an oxygen-depleted environment; for example, the breaking of a window or opening of a door to an enclosed space.

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Basic life support

Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.

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Bunker gear

Bunker gear or turnout gear, also known as a fire kit in the UK and Ireland, are terms used by many firefighters to refer to their Personal Protective Equipment or PPE.

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Burn

A burn is a type of injury to skin, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation.

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Bushfires in Australia

Bushfires are frequent events during the warmer months of the year, due to Australia's mostly hot, dry climate.

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Chief fire officer

Chief fire officer (CFO), formerly often just chief officer, is the highest rank in British fire and rescue services.

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Chief Fire Officers Association

The Chief Fire Officers Association or CFOA is the professional body representing senior fire officers in the United Kingdom.

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Cleveland Division of Fire

The Cleveland Division of Fire provides fire protection and emergency medical service to the city of Cleveland, Ohio.

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Combustion

Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke.

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Dead man zone

The dead man zone is defined as the area directly around a bushfire that is likely to burn within five minutes given the current wind conditions or an anticipated change in wind direction.

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Deluge gun

A deluge gun, fire monitor, master stream or deck gun is an aimable controllable high-capacity water jet used for manual firefighting or automatic fire protection systems.

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Dispatcher

Dispatchers are communications personnel responsible for receiving and transmitting pure and reliable messages, tracking vehicles and equipment, and recording other important information.

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Drafting water

The term drafting water refers to the use of suction to move a liquid such as water from a vessel or body of water below the intake of a suction pump.

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Dry riser

A dry riser is a normally empty pipe that can be externally connected to a pressurized water source by firefighters.

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Emergency evacuation

Emergency evacuation is the urgent immediate egress or escape of people away from an area that contains an imminent threat, an ongoing threat or a hazard to lives or property.

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Emergency medical services

Emergency medical services, also known as ambulance services or paramedic services (abbreviated to the initialism EMS, EMAS, EMARS or SAMU in some countries), are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transport to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

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Emergency medical technician

Emergency medical technician (EMT) and ambulance technician are terms used in some countries to denote a health care provider of emergency medical services.

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Emergency service

Emergency services and rescue services are organizations which ensure public safety and health by addressing different emergencies.

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Enhanced 9-1-1

Enhanced 911, E-911 or E911 is a system used in North America to automatically provide to dispatchers the location of callers to 911, the universal emergency telephone number in the region.

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Fire

Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.

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Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004

The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 (c 21) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Fire authority

In England and Wales a fire authority or fire and rescue authority is a statutory body made up of a committee of local councillors which oversees the policy and service delivery of a fire and rescue service.

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Fire Brigades Act 1938

The Fire Brigades Act 1938 (in force until 1941, repealed 1947) was the primary legislation for Great Britain, excluding London, that placed responsibility for the provision of a fire brigade onto the local authority, and away from the insurance companies.

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Fire Brigades Union

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom for wholetime Firefighters (including Officers up to Chief Fire Officer/Firemaster), Retained Duty System (RDS – part-time) and Emergency Control Room staff.

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Fire chief's vehicle

A fire chief's vehicle, also called a chief unit, fire chief's car, battalion chief's vehicle, Fly Car, Fly Vehicle, fire car or command vehicle is the car used by a fire chief at fire scenes.

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Fire class

Fire class is a term used to denote the type of fire, in relation to the combustion materials which have (or could be) ignited.

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Fire control

Fire control is the practice of reducing the heat output of a fire, reducing the area over which the fire exists, or suppressing or extinguishing the fire by depriving it of fuel, oxygen, or heat (see fire triangle).

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Fire department

A fire department (American English) or fire brigade (British English), also known as a fire protection district, fire authority or fire and rescue service is an organization that primarily provides firefighting services for a specific geographic area.

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Fire hydrant

A fire hydrant, also called a fireplug, fire pump, johnny pump, or simply pump, is a connection point by which firefighters can tap into a water supply.

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Fire lookout tower

A fire lookout tower, fire tower or lookout tower, provides housing and protection for a person known as a "fire lookout" whose duty it is to search for wildfires in the wilderness.

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Fire marshal

A fire marshal or "Fire Commissioner", in the United States and Canada, is often a member of a state, provincial or territorial government, but may be part of a building department or a separate department altogether.

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Fire point

The fire point of a fuel is the lowest temperature at which the vapour of that fuel will continue to burn for at least 5 seconds after ignition by an open flame.

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Fire police

For the article on World War Two era German firefighters see: Feuerschutzpolizei Fire Police are volunteer fire brigade/company members who based upon their jurisdictional authority, receive sworn police powers, special training, and support firefighting efforts at emergency incidents.

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Fire protection

Fire protection is the study and practice of mitigating the unwanted effects of potentially destructive fires.

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Fire safety

Fire safety is the set of practices intended to reduce the destruction caused by fire.

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Fire Service College

The Fire Service College is responsible for providing leadership, management and advanced operational training courses for senior fire officers from the United Kingdom and foreign fire authorities.

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Fire Services Act 1947

The Fire Services Act 1947 was an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom that reorganised fire services in the United Kingdom.

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Fire services in the United Kingdom

The fire services in the United Kingdom operate under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

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Fire station

A fire station (also called a fire house, fire hall, or firemen's hall) is a structure or other area for storing firefighting apparatus such as fire engines and related vehicles, personal protective equipment, fire hoses and other specialized equipment.

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Fire triangle

The Fire Triangle or Combustion Triangle or ″Fire Diamond ″ are simple models for understanding the necessary ingredients for most fires.

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Fireboat

A fireboat is a specialized watercraft with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard fires.

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FiReControl

FiReControl was a project, initiated in the United Kingdom in March 2004, to reduce the number of control rooms used to handle emergency calls for fire services and authorities.

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Firefighter

A firefighter is a rescuer extensively trained in firefighting, primarily to extinguish hazardous fires that threaten life, property and the environment as well as to rescue people and animals from dangerous situations.

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Firefighter assist and search team

A firefighter assist and search team (FAST), also known as a rapid intervention team/crew/dispatch (RIT/RIC/RID), is a team of two or more firefighters dedicated solely to the search and rescue of other firefighters in distress.

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Firefighter's Combat Challenge

The Firefighter Combat Challenge is the only federally funded, university-based occupational health physiological research study that has become an internationally touring and televised sports event.

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Firefighting

Firefighting is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, woodlands, etc.

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Firefighting apparatus

A firefighting apparatus describes any vehicle that has been customized for use during firefighting operations.

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FireLink

Firelink or FireLink is a new wide area radio system being introduced in England, Wales and Scotland for the fire service.

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Fireman's carry

A fireman's carry or fireman's lift is a technique allowing one person to carry another person without assistance, by placing the carried person across the shoulders of the carrier.

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Fireman's switch

A fireman's switch is a specialized switch that allows firefighters to quickly disconnect power from high voltage devices that may pose a danger in the event of an emergency.

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Firestorm

A firestorm is a conflagration which attains such intensity that it creates and sustains its own wind system.

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Firewall (construction)

A firewall is a fire-resistant barrier used to prevent the spread of fire for a prescribed period of time.

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First aid

First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

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First responder

A first responder is a person with specialized training who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency, such as an accident, natural disaster, or terrorist attack.

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Flash fire

A flash fire is a sudden, intense fire caused by ignition of a mixture of air and a dispersed flammable substance such as a solid (including dust), flammable or combustible liquid (such as an aerosol or fine mist), or a flammable gas.

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Flash point

The flash point of a volatile material is the lowest temperature at which vapours of the material will ignite, when given an ignition source.

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Flashover

A flashover is the near-simultaneous ignition of most of the directly exposed combustible material in an enclosed area.

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Forcible entry

Forcible entry is defined by Merriam-webster's Dictionary of Law as the unlawful taking of possession of real property by force or threats of force or unlawful entry into or onto another's property, especially when accompanied by force.

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Gaseous fire suppression

Gaseous fire suppression is a term to describe the use of inert gases and chemical agents to extinguish a fire.

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Geography of firefighting

As firefighting has a rich history throughout the world, traditions in this profession vary widely from country to country.

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Glossary of firefighting

Firefighting jargon includes a diverse lexicon of both common and idiosyncratic terms.

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Glossary of firefighting equipment

This is a glossary of firefighting equipment.

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Glossary of wildfire terms

The following is a glossary of wildfire terms.

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Gold–silver–bronze command structure

A gold–silver–bronze command structure is a command hierarchy used for major operations by the emergency services of the United Kingdom.

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Hazmat suit

A hazmat suit (hazardous materials suit), also known as decontamination suit, is a piece of personal protective equipment that consists of an impermeable whole-body garment worn as protection against hazardous materials.

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Heat detector

A heat detector is a fire alarm device designed to respond when the convected thermal energy of a fire increases the temperature of a heat sensitive element.

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Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire Services

The title and job role of Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services in England, Scotland and Wales is combined with that known as Fire and Rescue Adviser (or Government Fire and Rescue Adviser) appointed by the devolved and National Governments of the United Kingdom.

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Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland

Her Majesty's Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland or HM Fire Service Inspectorate is an autonomous agency of the Scottish Government which functions to provide independent, risk based and proportionate professional inspection of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

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History of fire brigades in the United Kingdom

The history of fire brigades in the United Kingdom charts the development of Fire services in the United Kingdom from the creation of the United Kingdom to the present day.

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History of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom

The history of fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom formally covers the period from the formation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 but is founded in the history of such legislation in England and Wales, and Scotland before 1707, and that of the Kingdom of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800.

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History of firefighting

The history of organized firefighting began in ancient Rome while under the rule of Augustus.

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Hong Kong Fire Services Department

Hong Kong Fire Services Department (HKFSD,) of the Hong Kong Government is an emergency service responsible for fire-fighting and rescue on land and sea.

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Independent Review of the Fire Service

The Independent Review of the Fire Service, sometimes referred to as the Bain Report or IRFS was a wide-ranging report carried out by Professor Sir George Bain, in 2002, at the request of the government, into the how Fire and Rescue Services were operated and managed; and about the working conditions of firefighters in the UK.

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Institution of Fire Engineers

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is a worldwide body that provides research, training, conferences and professional qualifications for firefighters and civilians who work in fields related to fire fighting, the science of fire fighting and prevention, and related technology.

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International Association of Fire Fighters

The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) is a labor union representing professional fire fighters and emergency medical services personnel in the United States and Canada.

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International Association of Wildland Fire

The International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), a non-profit organization, is professional association of the wildland fire community.

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International Firefighters' Day

International Firefighters' Day (IFFD) is observed on May 4.

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List of fire-retardant materials

Fire-retardant materials should not be confused with fire-resistant materials.

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List of firefighting films

The following criteria qualify a film for inclusion on this list.

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List of fires

This is a list of historic fires.

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London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London.

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London Fire Brigade Museum

The London Fire Brigade Museum (temporarily housed at The Workshop, Lambeth High Street) covers the history of firefighting since 1666 (the date of the Great Fire of London).

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National Fire Incident Reporting System

The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) is a system established by the National Fire Data Center of the United States Fire Administration (USFA), a division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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National Fire Information Council

The National Fire Information Council (NFIC) is a United States agency that encourages and perpetuates the use of a standardized national incident reporting system (the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)) as a means of addressing the nation's fire problem and related emergency services issues.

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National Fire Protection Association

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a United States trade association, albeit with some international members, that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments.

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New Dimension programme

The New Dimension programme, sometimes referred to as the New Dimension or New Dimensions, was started by the Department for Communities and Local Government in the UK, for fire and rescue services in England and Wales, following the 2001 terror attacks.

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New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union

The New Zealand Professional Firefighters Union (NZPFU) is a trade union which represents Fire Service employees in New Zealand.

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Nomex

Nomex is a flame-resistant meta-aramid material developed in the early 1960s by DuPont and first marketed in 1967.

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Outline (list)

An outline, also called a hierarchical outline, is a list arranged to show hierarchical relationships and is a type of tree structure.

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Paramedic

A paramedic is a healthcare professional who responds to medical emergencies outside of a hospital.

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Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (officially listed as The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 S.I. 2005 No. 1541) is a statutory instrument, applicable only in England and Wales.

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Self-contained breathing apparatus

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) sometimes referred to as a compressed air breathing apparatus (CABA), or simply breathing apparatus (BA), is a device worn by rescue workers, firefighters, and others to provide breathable air in an immediately dangerous to life or health atmosphere (IDLH).

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Self-immolation

Self-immolation is an act of killing oneself as a sacrifice.

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Short circuit

A short circuit (sometimes abbreviated to short or s/c) is an electrical circuit that allows a current to travel along an unintended path with no or a very low electrical impedance.

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Singapore Civil Defence Force

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (abbreviation: SCDF; Pasukan Pertahanan Awam Singapura; Chinese: 新加坡民防部队; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் குடிமைத் தற்காப்புப் படை) is the main agency in charge of the provision of emergency services in Singapore during peacetime and emergency.

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Siren (alarm)

A siren is a loud noise-making device.

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Smoke detector

A smoke detector is a device that senses smoke, typically as an indicator of fire.

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Smoke inhalation

Smoke inhalation is the primary cause of death for victims of fires.

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Smokejumper

A smokejumper is a wildland firefighter who parachutes into a remote area to combat wildfires.

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Standpipe (firefighting)

In North America, a standpipe is a type of rigid water piping which is built into multi-story buildings in a vertical position or bridges in a horizontal position, to which fire hoses can be connected, allowing manual application of water to the fire.

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Station officer

Station officer is a rank in a number of Commonwealth and other fire services, including those in Australia, the United Kingdom and the New Zealand Fire Service.

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Stop, drop and roll

Stop, drop and roll is a simple fire safety technique taught to children, emergency services personnel and industrial workers as a component of health and safety training in English-speaking North America, and most other English-speaking countries.

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Structure fire

A structure fire is a fire involving the structural components of various types of residential, commercial or industrial buildings.

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Super Scooper

Super Scooper is a nickname given to certain amphibious firefighting aircraft built by Canadair, now Bombardier.

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Two-in, two-out

In firefighting, the policy of two-in, two-out refers to United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policy 29 CFR 1910.134(g)(4)(i) that mandates that firefighters never go into a dangerous situation in a fire or rescue incident alone, and that there be two firefighters outside the hazard area to initiate a rescue of the firefighters inside, should they become in trouble, during the initial stages of the incident where only one crew is operating in the hazard area.

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UK firefighter dispute 2002–03

The 2002-2003 UK firefighter dispute began when the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), voted to take strike action in an attempt to secure a better salary.

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United Firefighters Union of Australia

Officially registered on 1 August 1990, the United Firefighters Union of Australia (UFUA) represents over 13,000 paid firefighters.

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Ventilation (firefighting)

Ventilation is a part of structural firefighting tactics, and involves the expulsion of heat and smoke from a burning building, permitting the firefighters to more easily and safely find trapped individuals and attack the fire.

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Volunteer fire department

A volunteer fire department (VFD) is a fire department composed of volunteers who perform fire suppression and other related emergency services for a local jurisdiction.

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Water tender

A water tender, also known as a tanker in some regions, is a specialized firefighting apparatus designed for transporting water from a water source to a fire scene.

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Wetdown

A wetdown is a ritual celebrated by many volunteer fire departments in the United States in which squads of firefighters from neighboring towns ritualistically commission a new fire apparatus by anointing it with water sprayed from the visitors' firefighting equipment.

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Wildfire

A wildfire or wildland fire is a fire in an area of combustible vegetation that occurs in the countryside or rural area.

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Women in firefighting

Firefighting was formerly an all-male profession.

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World Police and Fire Games

The World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) is a biennial athletic event, open to active and retired law enforcement and fire service personnel throughout the world.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_firefighting

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