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Category: firefighter

  • Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)

    Synthetic foam concentrate that, when combined with water, is a highly effective extinguishing and blanketing agent on hydrocarbon fuels.

  • Booster Pump

    Fire pump used to boost the pressure of the existing water supply within a fixed fire protection system.

  • Articulating Aerial Platform

    Aerial device that consists of two or more booms that are attached with hinges and operate in a folding manner. A passenger-carrying platform is attached to the working end of the device.

  • Articulating Boom

    Arm portion of the articulating aerial platform.

  • Agent

    Generic term used for materials that are used to extinguish fires.

  • Air-Aspirating Foam Nozzle

    Foam nozzle especially designed to provide the aeration required to make the highest quality foam possible; most effective appliance for the generation of low-expansion foam.

  • Air Cascade System

    Three or more large air cylinders, each usually with a capacity of 300 cubic feet, from which SCBA cylinders are recharged.

  • Air Chamber

    Chamber filled with air that eliminates pulsations caused by the operation of piston or rotary-gear pumps.

  • Air-Supply Unit

    Apparatus designed to refill exhausted SCBA cylinders at the scene of an ongoing emergency.

  • Ammeter

    Gauge that indicates both the amount of electrical current being drawn from and provided to the vehicle’s battery.

  • Angle of Approach

    Angle formed by level ground and a line from the point where the front tires of a vehicle touch the ground to the lowest projection at the front of the apparatus.

  • Angle of Departure

    Angle formed by level ground and a line from the point where the rear tires of a vehicle touch the ground to the lowest projection at the rear of the apparatus.