You have probably wondered about the equipment that is present in the firefighter arsenal. There aren’t any special things. The main thing they use is water, water pumps and hoses, axes and many other things that you can cut with, gas masks and helmets with visors that can save their lives and of course special suits that protect them from the fire. Once you combine these things, you have a man/woman that can literary walk on fire and against fire. We will explain and tell you something about this equipment.
Axe and other equipment for cutting and braking
Many people say that the fire axe is the most important tool in the firefighter’s arsenal. There are also many other tools in their arsenal. You have probably seen those terrible car accidents on the highway and the situation when they have to cut the car in half or cut the doors or roof to get the person out of there. So besides axes which are useful in a fight with fire, they also need to have tools for different situations.
Gas mask and a helmet
You have probably seen in movies, or God forbid in a live situation when they have their gas masks and tanks with air combined with a helmet or a hat of some kind which is, in fact, a good protection against hard objects that can fall from a distance and even kill you. The gas mask is a good thing against Carbon monoxide which is deadly in larger concentrations. The best thing to do when you are faced with fire, and your air runs out, or you don’t have a breathing mask is to get down. Gasses tend to go up when the air is hot. This is the best way to buy yourself a time to get out of the building.
This is the suit that is usually shiny, and we all wonder how they survive all those temperatures and fire. The trick is simple. It all comes down to materials. Firefighters use special suits that can protect them from fire and high temperatures. These suits are great because a firefighter can walk through fire without any fear of being burned.
Water and water hoses
When a team of firefighters gets in, the rest of them stay out and use water to put down the fire. The best thing they can do is to try to put down the fire from the outside, while the team that is inside trying to secure people and bring them out from that place.Read More