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Category: Equipment

  • Z-adapter

    Large hose appliance for connecting supplemental pumps into long supply lines, in the form of a "Z"

  • Turntable

    rotating base of an aerial ladder that permits the ladder to be elevated and extended in any direction from a fixed location.

  • UL listing

    A certification standard. This listing means the product has been safety certified by the Underwriter’s Laboratory.

  • Utility rope

    A rope designed for non-life safety applications. This includes hauling equipment or securing ladders, as opposed to belaying.

  • Valve

    mechanical means for stopping and starting flow in a conduit

  • Ventilation saw

    A high-powered saw with metal-cutting teeth or disc for quickly making large openings in roofing materials. Often, a chain saw with an attached guard to limit the depth of cut.

  • Wall-indicator valve

    Type of control valve for sprinkler systems that is mounted to an outside wall and indicates "open" or "shut" in an indicator window on the valve body.

  • Water curtain nozzle

    A nozzle designed to throw a fan of water droplets to form a "curtain" in an attempt to reduce the risk of radiated heat igniting a nearby exposure.

  • Water flow alarm

    An audible alarm indicating that one or more sprinkler heads have been activated. "Flow" is often detected by a change in pressure, subjecting these systems to false alarms if anything affects the water pressure feeding the system, however transient.

  • Water mist fire suppression

    A sprinkler-like system that uses a very fine mist featuring much lower water flow than conventional sprinklers to suppress, rather than extinguish a fire.[18]

  • Water tender or tanker

    A vehicle that contains a substantial tank of water and perhaps a pump, primarily for drafting or bulk transfer to a portable water tank.

  • Webbing

    A strong fabric woven into a strip. Used to drag victims, as a hose strap, or to secure objects.[19][20]