Our Building Construction Course covers the ever-changing battleground we preform are duties
- Overview of the 5 class of building construction
- Firefighting concerns
- Warning signs
- FF safety
- The future of building construction
Building Construction and “Reading Smoke” Training
Sometimes early in a firefighter’s career, usually as part of fire school, building construction is touted to be one of the most important things firefighters should be aware of in their new trade. They learn how to date a building predict collapse tendencies and patterns, determine fire severity from smoke factors and how to best ventilate the structure.
Throughout the month of March the Fire Department invested in the continued education of our personnel in these two topics by having Superior Fire & Emergency Response Training LLC conduct training on both. The training was given on multiple shifts to reach the majority of our crews and was very much received.
The Instructors brought both decades of combined experience and vast practical knowledge to the table. The Picatinny Fire Department would like to thank Captain Disbrow, and Battalion Chief Seeburger from Bayonne Fire Department as well as Battalion Chief Pratts from North Hudson Fire Department for sharing it with us.
BBQ and Grill Safety
Spring is here and its time to uncover the grill. Here are some quick tips to keep your next BBQ a fun but safer event.
- Never use gasoline to start a fire.
- Use charcoal lighter fluid only before the fire is lit.
- Place grills well away from combustibles, buildings, fences, deck railings and landscaping can easily and quick ignite.
- Keep a garden hose or a portable fire extinguisher handy in case the fire gets out of control.
- Never bring a grill into the home. The carbon monoxide produced by burning charcoal can be dangerous, even deadly, in an enclosed space.
- Keep children and pets away from fires and grills. It only takes a second for curiosity to cause a serious burn.
- Though coals may appear to be cool, always soak them with water. Coals retain enough heat to reignite for days after the fire.
- If your bag of charcoal gets wet, leave it in a well ventilated area away from the house. During the drying process, spontaneous ignition can occur in confined areas.