Fire General Information

Fire fighters have trained for years to be in the position that they are in. They live among the community and are a very important part of that same area. They are a much a needed support system similar to that of a police officer that helps to protect and serve. 

Personal Tools 
Many firefighters carry around personal tools with them when on the job. These small tools stay on their belts or pockets, rather than being carried on the truck. That way, the tool is always available when needed. Some of these tools are:
  • a small flashlight (attached to helmet)
  • a pair or two of latex gloves
  • a CPR mask
  • a pager / alert radio
  • a length of rope (used for emergency escapes)
  • a glass-breaking tool (get into crashed cars / belt cutter
  • two-way radio