• Fire Suppression and Rescue

    We attempt to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, woodland, etc. Our job is to suppress and extinguish fires to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and of the environment. 

    Our volunteers typically undergo a high degree of technical training, in both general firefighting techniques and developing specialist expertise in particular fire and rescue operations, such as Structural fire and wilderness fire suppression as well as search and rescue.

    One of the major hazards associated with firefighting operations could possibly be the toxic environment created by combustable materials, the four major risks are smoke, oxygen deficiency, elevated temperatures, and poisonous atmospheres. Additional hazards include falls and structural collapse that can exacerbate the problems entailed in a toxic environment. To combat some of these risks, firefighters carry self- contained breathing equipment.

    The first step in a firefighting operation is reconnaissance to search for the origin of the fire, to identify the specific risks, and to locate possible casualties.

    Fires can be extinguished by water, fuel removal, or chemical flame inhibition.