Volume 1: Fire Service Technology, Equipment and Media
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The Office of the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser (CFRA) was established in October 2007, following the appointment of the first Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Sir Ken Knight. The CFRA has replaced what was formerly HM Fire Service Inspectorate.
Fire Service Manuals - Volume 1: Fire Service Technology, Equipment and Media
Fire and Rescue Authority Operational Guidance - Breathing Apparatus
Inspection and Testing of Equipment
Hydraulics, Pumps and Water Supplies
Firefighting Foam – Technical
Communications and Mobilising
Physics and Chemistry for Firefighters
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This guidance will provide support for the fire and rescue services in the resolution of incidents involving breathing apparatus. This supersedes Technical Bulletin 1/1997 Breathing Apparatus Command and Control Procedures.
Describes the current legislation followed by the general principles underlying equipment inspection, maintenance and testing. This revised edition gives detailed information relating mainly to the operational equipment carried on appliances and on the fireground or in training.
Designed to replace Book 7 of the Manual of Firemanship, 'Hydraulics, Pumps and Pump Operation'. Much of the text is taken from that publication but the format has changed significantly. Hydraulics theory has been condensed to enable firefighters to understand the behaviour of water.
Complements the existing manual in 'Volume 2: Fire Service Operations – Firefighting Foam (Operational)' (available below) replacing the 'Manual of Firemanship – Part 3: Hand Pumps, Extinguishers and Foam Equipment'.
Supersedes the 'Manual of Firemanship – Book 10: Fire Brigade Communications and Mobilising'.
Tthe first part of this book looks at some of the physical properties of matter. Some materials are heavier than others, bulk for bulk. Some heat up more easily than others. these and other properties greatly affect the way that materials behave when they are involved in a fire.
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