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  • Adapter

    Fitting for connecting hose couplings with dissimilar threads but with the same inside diameter.[1] See also #Reducer, Increaser, #Double male, #Double female. May contain combinations, such as a double-female reducer. Adapters between multiple hoses are called #Wye, #Siamese, or #Distributor, Read on! →

  • Aerial apparatus

    Fire truck, meeting National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1901, Motor Fire Apparatus, Chapter 6 and Chapter 18, having a multi-section extending ladder, raised using power shifted from the truck’s propulsion engine. May also carry other portable ladders and tools.

  • Aerial Ladder

    A rotating, power-operated (usually hydraulically) ladder mounted on a self-propelled automotive fire apparatus.[1]

  • Aerial Ladder Platform

    A power-operated (usually hydraulically aerial device which combines an aerial ladder with a personal carrying platform supported at the end of a ladder.[1]

  • Air monitoring meter

    Electronic device for measuring the presence of one or more chemicals in air, such as oxygen, carbon monoxide, hydrogen sulfide or volatile organic compounds

  • Air pressurized water (APW) fire extinguisher

    A hand held fire extinguisher using water for the extinguishing agent which is expelled by compressed air. Wetting agents may be added to the water and AFFF foam can be used in similar extinguishers.

  • Airbag

    1. inflatable device used for lifting or spreading 2. vehicle safety device with potential explosion hazard during vehicle extrication if not already blown.

  • Airpack

    Jargon for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

  • Apparatus

    Fire Apparatus is divided into seven categories by NFPA Standard 1901: Pumper Fire Apparatus, Initial Attack Apparatus, Mobile Water Supply Apparatus, Aerial Apparatus, Quint Fire Apparatus, Special Service fire apparatus, and Mobile Foam fire apparatus. Each category is defined in Read on! →

  • Appliance

    Term for fire suppression equipment used by firefighters to manage or direct a water stream.

  • APW

    Air-pressurized water fire extinguisher, partially filled with water and then pressurized with an air pump

  • Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)

    (pronounced "A-Triple-F", also called "Class B"): bubbles that act as surfactant to coat and penetrate ordinary fuels (e.g., wood, paper) to prevent them from burning at normal temperatures

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