Florida and Georgia’s premier Fire and Emergency Apparatus Distributor, Ten-8 Fire & Safety, adds BME Fire Trucks to their robust Apparatus dealer network. Boise, ID (May 12, 2023) – Ten-8 Fire & Safety joins the BME Fire Trucks dealer territory for Florida and Georgia. Ten-8 Fire is a major United States distributor of fire and […]
Unlike major storms or hurricanes who get their names from a predetermined list by the World Meteorological Organization, wildfire names are a bit more arbitrary, and sometimes even made up on the fly! Find out more about how they are named below. What’s in a name? Most wildfire names are assigned by either dispatch centers or
North America’s leading wildland apparatus manufacturer taps Commercial Emergency Equipment for establishment of Canadian Dealer Network. BOISE, ID – August 9, 2022 – BME Fire Trucks has awarded the exclusive dealership territory for its emergency apparatus in Canada to Commercial Emergency Equipment for Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and all Canadian Territories. Commercial Emergency
According to CBS, firefighting is considered one of the most dangerous jobs. Being a hazardous occupation, how much do wildland firefighters make? This article will go over what the average wildland firefighter makes, common benefits, wages state by state, and recent pay increases. How Much Do Wildland Firefighters Make? The average salary across the US
Typically, when you hear sirens, a flash of red will follow, but why are fire trucks red? Is it safety, tradition, or both? There are a lot of theories of why fire trucks are red, but fire departments today don’t always follow tradition, and there are engines that are lime-green, orange, and sometimes even blue.
Fire engines have advanced throughout the last four centuries. The first fire engines were human-propelled water pumps with no room for personnel. Around the end of the 1800s, the threat of fire within densely populated areas brought about paid firefighters equipped with horses to pull the early apparatus. The modern-day fire engine emerged in the
The fire service was developed as a paramilitary organization around 1647, which has helped create the structure of fire department rankings that we see today. A paramilitary organization is a semi-militarized organizational structure similar to those of a professional military but not actually part of the armed forces. When firefighters are hired, they are considered
One of the most important skills all firemen should possess is the ability to read smoke signals. The ability to read the smoke at any position within the company can help those responding to the incident make better tactical decisions. Smoke can help first responders determine the fire’s location, growth, toxicity, the direction of travel.
Wildland firefighting is not for the faint of heart — it’s a career choice that takes physical and mental strength and a passion for helping out communities across the US affected by wildfires. If you’ve decided to pursue a wildland firefighter job, the next step is to determine exactly what type of wildland firefighter you
Wildland firefighters are tasked with the strenuous task of combating wildfires. US Wildland firefighting jobs operate at a federal, state, and local level. Some positions are year-round, and others are seasonal. As the fire season continues to burn more wildland and last longer, the need for wildland firefighters has become more evident. How to